Cape Graham Moore

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Kittiwakes at Cape Graham Moore

Cape Graham Moore is an uninhabited headland on Bylot Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located at the island's southeastern tip protruding into Lancaster Sound. The community of Pond Inlet is 70 km (43 mi) to the southwest.

It is named in honour of Vice-Admiral Sir Graham Moore.

Geography

The habitat is characterized by rocky shores and coastal cliffs that reach an elevation of 150 m (490 ft) above sea level.

Conservation

The cape is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU068),[1] an International Biological Program site (#7-5), Key Marine Habitat site (#15), and Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site.[2] Other IBAs on the island include Cape Hay and Southwest Bylot plain. The cape is part of the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

Avifauna

Notable bird species include the black-legged kittiwake and thick-billed murre, both of which are colonial seabirds. The area is also frequented by bowhead whales, narwhals, polar bears, harp seals, and white whales.[2]

References

  1. ^ "NU068". bsc-eoc.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "NU site 23 - Cape Graham Moore" (PDF). ngps.nt.ca. Retrieved 2009-04-23. [permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 72°52′N 076°04′W / 72.867°N 76.067°W / 72.867; -76.067 (Cape Graham Moore)


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