Name / Description

Barents Sea

Type

Seas

Discoverer

0

Part of / Flows

Arctic Ocean

Sovereignty

Scandanavia and Russia

Additional Notes

arm of the Arctic Ocean, N of Norway and NW Eur. Russia, partially enclosed by Franz Josef Land (Russia) on the N, Novaya Zemlya (Russia) on the E, and Svalbard (Norway) on the W. Its waters are warmed by the remnants of the North Atlantic Drift, so that its ports, including Murmansk (Russia) and Vard´┐Ż (Norway), are ice-free all year. The sea was named for Du. navigator Willem Barentz.