Bjorne Peninsula

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The Bjorne Peninsula is located on the western coast of Ellesmere Island, a part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. It protrudes northwest into Norwegian Bay from the island's mainland. Goose Point, a narrow isthmus, is the furthest northwest landform.[1] Other areas of the peninsula include Schei Point (north), Little Bear Cape (west), and Great Bear Cape (southwest).[2] The peninsula's midsection is approximately 144 m (472 ft) above sea level.[3]

Muskox frequent the peninsula.[1]

Nearby, Graham Island is found to the west and Axel Heiberg Island is to the northwest. Hoved Island lies between the peninsula and Ellesmere Island's mainland.

References

  1. ^ a b Barr, William (2004). Red Serge and Polar Bear Pants: The Biography of Harry Stallworthy, RCMP. University of Alberta. p. 160. ISBN 0-88864-433-7.
  2. ^ "Bjorne Peninsula". nrcan.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-17.
  3. ^ "Bjorne Peninsula ca. 144 m". geonames.org. Retrieved 2008-10-17.

External links

  • Photo, 2002, stone polygons, Bjorne Peninsula, Ellesmere Island

Coordinates: 77°37′N 086°59′W / 77.617°N 86.983°W / 77.617; -86.983 (Bjorne Peninsula)


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