Brodeur Peninsula

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In this satellite image, the Brodeur Peninsula can be viewed on the northwestern part of Baffin Island

Brodeur Peninsula is an uninhabited headland on Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located on the northwestern part of the island and is bounded by Prince Regent Inlet, Lancaster Sound, and Admiralty Inlet (Nunavut). The peninsula is connected to the rest of Baffin Island by a narrow isthmus.

Geography

The habitat is characterized by rocky shores and coastal cliffs, as well as barrens and rocky flats.[1]

Fauna

Northwestern Brodeur Peninsula, 475 km2 (183 sq mi) in size, is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU065).[2] It is home to the ivory gull, but researchers have been witnessing a dramatic decrease in breeding populations in the region in recent times.

The western side of the Brodeur Peninsula is known as a polar bear mating ground.

Land use

Serious efforts are underway to find minerals in the area. Twin Mining owns a 1,300,000 acres (5,300 km2; 2,000 sq mi), diamond property on the peninsula.[3]

References

  1. ^ Hwang, Priscilla (2018-02-03). "Mysterious 'pants' arch baffles internet, geologists and Nunavut tourism office". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  2. ^ "Northwestern Brodeur Peninsula, Arctic Bay, Nunavut". bsc-eoc.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  3. ^ Diamonds on the Brodeur peninsula: A new kimberlite province in Nunavut, Canada

External links

Coordinates: 72°N 088°W / 72°N 88°W / 72; -88 (Brodeur Peninsula)


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