Baffin's Bay, or Sea, a wide strait or inlet separating the N.E. coast of N. America from Greenland. It was discovered by Baffin (q.v.), and is approached from the Atlantic by Davis's Strait, whilst Lancaster Sound and Barrow's Strait connects it with the Arctic Ocean. It is open only for two months of the year, and is then much frequented for whale and seal fishery. The Danes have settlements on Disco Island to the E., and Whale Island to the N.