Qaqulluit
Qaqulluit
Qaqulluit
Qaqulluit
Qaqulluit
Geography
LocationDavis Strait
Coordinates67°12′37″N 62°32′55″W / 67.21028°N 62.54861°W / 67.21028; -62.54861Coordinates: 67°12′37″N 62°32′55″W / 67.21028°N 62.54861°W / 67.21028; -62.54861
ArchipelagoArctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
NunavutNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Qaqulluit (Inuktitut syllabics: ᖃᖁᓪᓗᐃᑦ[1] formerly Qaqaluit Island[2] (meaning: "northern fulmar"[3]) is one of eastern Baffin Island's small, offshore, uninhabited islands, located in the Arctic Archipelago in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. Along with Paallavvik and Aggijjat, it is situated off Cumberland Peninsula within Davis Strait's Merchants Bay.[4]

Geography

Its characteristics include coastal cliffs and rocky shores.

Fauna

Harp seal, polar bear, and walrus frequent the area.

Conservation

The newly created Qaqulluit National Wildlife Area[3] extends beyond the island to also include the Reid Bay Important Bird Area on Baffin Island.[5]

Located on the island's northeastern tip, Nuvuttiq is another a Canadian Important Bird Area, an International Biological Program site and a Key Terrestrial Bird Habitat site.[6]

References

  1. ^ Qaqulluit
  2. ^ Qaqulluit (Formerly Qaqaluit Island)
  3. ^ a b Qaqulluit National Wildlife Area
  4. ^ "Qaqaluit Island, Nunavut, Canada". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  5. ^ "Canada Establishes Three National Wildlife Areas in Nunavut: Nearly Half a Million Hectares to be Preserved". naturecanada.ca. August 22, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  6. ^ "Cape Searle". bsc-eoc.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-04-23.