Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Greenland Sea
Type Sea/Bay/Gulf
Salinity saltwater
Other Names Western part of Strait of Denmark. SAU name: Greenland Sea. East Greenland Shelf and Sea
Location
LME SAU No 19. Shelf along the east coast of Greenland. LME2002 (Greenland Sea), Modified LME 2006, SAU 2008. 84° N 60° N - 44° W 13° W
Location Map Greenland_Sea.png
Size Ref
River Length Area 1212972 km2 Drainage Area
Depth
Average Depth Max Depth Ref
Temperature
Surface 6.0 °C Map43.gif
100 Meters Depth 5.0 °C Map44.gif
Description Characterized by its glaciated margin and bottom topography and influenced by the cold, southward-flowing East Greenland Current, this LME extends down the eastern side of Greenland to its tip. The irregular shelf varies greatly in width, from a maximum of about 750 km in the north to about 75 km in the south. The main stock of commercial significance is cod (http://www.na.nmfs.gov/lme/text/lme59.htm; formerly East Greenland Shelf). Should contain all Fishes occuring in Greenland and in FAO area 27 (or Greenland and Iceland?).
Comments on faunal list Area from SAU (November 2015).
URL 1 http://www.seaaroundus.org/lme/59.aspx
URL 2
Ecosystem Checklist Link
Total
FishBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
163 58 35388
Froese, Rainer on 12.05.00
Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen on 05.27.21
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