Cape Searle

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Cape Searle is an uninhabited headland located on Qaqaluit Island's northeastern tip, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada.

It was named by Arctic explorer John Ross on 17 September 1818 in honor of John Clark Searle, Esq.,[1] then Chairman of the Victualling board.

Geography

The habitat is characterized by coastal cliffs and rocky marine shores. It is 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi) in size, with an elevation rising up to 450 m (1,480 ft) above sea level.

Fauna

Cape Searle is home to the largest northern fulmar colony in Canada.

Conservation

It is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU003), an International Biological Program site and a Key Terrestrial Bird Habitat site.[2]

References

  1. ^ Ross, John (1819). A voyage of discovery. 2 (Digitized December 13, 2005 ed.). London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. p. 31. Retrieved May 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Cape Searle". bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2009-04-23.

Coordinates: 67°13′32″N 062°28′00″W / 67.22556°N 62.46667°W / 67.22556; -62.46667 (Cape Searle)


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