Scoresby describes them as "extremely playful, frequently elevating their horns and crossing them with each other as in fencing."
The first who gave more accurate information was the Scottish whaler, Captain William Scoresby, jun.
Nordenski?ld, in the " Sophia," landed near Angmagssalik, in 65° 36' N., in 1883.9 Captain C. Ryder, in 1891-1892, explored and mapped the large Scoresby Sound, or, more correctly, Scoresby Fjord.10 Lieutenant G.
Nathorst explored the land between Franz Josef Fjord and Scoresby Fjord, where the large King Oscar Fjord, connecting Davy's Sound with Franz Joseph Fjord, was discovered.
Scoresby Fjord has a length of about 180 m.
These fjords are very deep; the greatest depth found by Ryder in Scoresby Sound was 300 fathoms, but there are certainly still greater depths; like the Norwegian fjords they have, however, probably all of them, a threshold or sill, with shallow water, near their mouths.
The highest mountains near the inner branches of Scoresby Fjord are about 7000 ft.
8 The highest marine terrace observed in Scoresby Fjord, on the east coast, was 240 ft.
Ancient schists occur on the east coast south of Angmagssalik, and basalts and schists are found in Scoresby Fjord.
In the north part of the east coast, in the region of Scoresby Fjord and Franz Josef Fjord, numerous ruins of Eskimo settlements are found, and in 1823 Clavering met Eskimo there, but now they have either completely died out or have wandered south.
Polar explorers making sections across the great expanses of water with everfrequently repeated those experiments in deep-sea soundings, increasing accuracy, and in that work the government surveying both William Scoresby and Sir John Ross obtaining notable ships have also been engaged, vast stretches of the Indian and results, though not reaching depths of more than 1200 fathoms. Pacific Oceans having been opened up to knowledge by H.M.SS.
Vedel at Scoresby Sound (70° 27' N.