Murray Maxwell Bay


Murray Maxwell Bay
Murray Maxwell Bay
Location Foxe Basin
Coordinates 70°00′N 080°00′W / 70°N 80°W / 70; -80 (Murray Maxwell Bay)Coordinates: 70°00′N 080°00′W / 70°N 80°W / 70; -80 (Murray Maxwell Bay)
Countries Canada

Murray Maxwell Bay (formerly: Murray Maxwell Inlet; Inuktitut: Tasiujaq)[1] is an uninhabited waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Foxe Basin, north of Baffin Island's Siorarsuk Peninsula. Jens Munk Island lies at the opening of the bay.

Before the bay was fully explored, it was named "Murray Maxwell Inlet", in honor of Captain Sir Murray Maxwell, by Lieutenant Henry Parkyns Hoppner who observed the waterway while sailing with Sir William Edward Parry on his second Arctic voyage of 1821.[2]

Fauna

The area is frequented by bowhead whales.[1]

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