, in Scandinavian languages as well as in German. Bodies of water that are clearly fjords in Scandinavian languages are not considered fjords in English; similarly bodies of water that would clearly not be fjords in the Scandinavian sense have been named or suggested to be fjords. 15 Hanging valleys also occur under water in fjord systems. British Columbia Coast, Canada: from the Alaskan Border along the Portland Canal to Indian Arm ; Kingcome Inlet is a typical West Coast fjord. Great Lakes edit A unique family of freshwater fjords are the embayments of the North American Great Lakes. The SE coast, from Scoresby Sund to Kap Farvel., has approximately 100 fjords. Areas include: Extreme fjords edit The longest fjords in the world are: Scoresby Sund in Greenland350 km (217 mi) 50 51 Greely Fiord / Tanquary Fiord in Canada230 km (143 mi) citation needed The length of the total fjord system from the head. Åndalsnes: Møre og Romsdal naturvern. Similarly the Lim bay in Istria, Croatia, is sometimes called "Lim fjord" although it was not carved by glacial erosion but instead is a ria dug by the river Pazinica. 3 Norway's coastline is estimated at 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi) with nearly 1,200 fjords, but only 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) when fjords are excluded. An underwater observatory in Milford Sound allows tourists to view them without diving. The other spelling is apparently used in English to help the ignorant to call it fyord; as, instead of helping, it only puzzles them, it should be abandoned" Rygh,. Most are specially adapted to life under the greater pressure of the water column above it, and the total darkness of the deep sea. 47 The bedrock there has been eroded up to 650 m (2,133 ft) below sea level, which is 2,000 m (6,562 ft) below the surrounding regional topography. 44 Some freshwater fjords such as Slidrefjord are above the marine limit. In the deeper parts of the fjord the cold water remaining from winter is still and separated from the atmosphere by the brackish top layer. Lidmar-Bergström,., Ollier,. Before or in the early phase of Old Norse angr was another common noun for fjords and other inlets of the ocean. A b c Aarseth,., Nesje,., Fredin,.