Cambridge Point

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Cambridge Point is an uninhabited headland on Coburg Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located off Marina Peninsula.

Geography

Characterized by prominent coastline cliffs, open sea, rocky shores, and tundra habitats, the point's elevation ranges from 0 to 300 m (0 to 984 ft) above sea level. It is 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi) in size.[1]

Conservation

The point is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU010). A portion of Cambridge Point is also contained within the Nirjutiqavvik (Coburg Island) National Wildlife Area.[2]

Fauna

The area is frequented by bowhead whale, narwhal, polar bear, seal, walrus, and white whale.

Notable bird species include:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Cambridge Point". bsc-eoc.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  2. ^ "Nunavut National Wildlife Area Facts". cws-scf.ec.gc.ca. 2005-06-21. Retrieved 2009-04-24. [dead link]

Coordinates: 75°47′59″N 079°23′59″W / 75.79972°N 79.39972°W / 75.79972; -79.39972 (Cambridge Point)


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