Lincoln Sea Facts

Lincoln Sea Facts
The Lincoln Sea is located in the Arctic Ocean stretching east from Canada's Cape Columbia to Greenland's Cape Morris Jesup. Lincoln Sea is covered in ice all year, reaching up to 49 feet thick which is the thickest sea ice in the Atlantic Ocean. The Lincoln Sea covers 25,000 square miles and has an average depth of 843 feet. It can reach as far deep as 980 feet.
Interesting Lincoln Sea Facts:
The only populated location on the coast of the Lincoln Sea is Alert. It is located at Canada's most northern station.
Lincoln Sea was named after former U.S. Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln, by Adolphus Greely on expedition to the sea between 1881-1884.
Prior to technological advancements in the 1980s and 1990s oceanographic measurements of Lincoln Sea were impossible. Since then discoveries have been made about the water, including the fact that it contains three distinct properties.
There is a dispute between Canada and Denmark about a tiny island in the Lincoln Sea called Beaumont Island. The issue hasn't been resolved but the dispute is not a big issue between the countries.
Most of the time the water from the Lincoln Sea empties into the northernmost part of Nares Strait called Robeson Channel.
Most of the sea ice being removed from the Arctic Ocean through the Fram Stait near Greenland. In Canada sea ice drains through the Nares Strait.
The Lincoln Sea is the least studied marine area in the Arctic Ocean due to the fact that it is covered in sea ice all year.


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