Brodeur Peninsula

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

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


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.