SKAGERRACK, the arm of the North Sea which gives access to the Cattegat and so to the Baltic. It is about 140 m. long and 75 broad. On the Danish shore, which is low and beset with sand-banks, the strait is shallow. Towards the steep Norwegian coast its deepest part is found, 443 fathoms.
For the currents, temperature and salinity of the water, etc., see NORTH SEA.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)