Belcher Islands


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Belcher Islands,

c.1,110 sq mi (2,870 sq km), in E Hudson Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada, off W Quebec. Flaherty Island is the largest of the tundra-covered group.
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Heather Clayton lived and worked as a nurse in the north from 1959 to the beginning of the 1970s, first in Northern Ontario and then in Nunavut's Belcher Islands (Qikiqtani).
Sanikiluaq is an Inuit community of 850 residents situated on the Belcher Islands in southeastern Hudson Bay.
The other male moved to southern Southampton Island (62[degrees] 53' N, 83[degrees] 36' W), where he stayed from 24 to 28 September; by 1 October, this male had migrated east across Hudson Bay and remained near the Belcher Islands (Fig.
Given that many Long-tailed Ducks overwinter in polynyas near the Belcher Islands and in western Hudson Bay (Robertson and Savard 2002), birds in our study may not have continued southward.
The first concerns the depletion of caribou in the Quebec-Ungava peninsula, and the other the local extinction of caribou in the Belcher Islands.
The second story also concerns caribou and the setting is Belcher Islands, eastern Hudson Bay, home of the Inuit of Sanikiluaq.
The obvious question is whether the Belcher Island Inuit knew how to make eider skin parkas before the caribou crisis, or whether it was the crisis itself that forced the creation of new knowledge to make this unusual kind of winter clothing.
The study site is the Hamlet of Sanikiluaq on the Belcher Islands in southeastern Hudson Bay, Canada (Figure 1).
The Imitavik data show that the Belcher Islands region is affected by LRAT of contaminant trace metals.
The atmospheric Pb and Cd inputs to these lakes and to the Belcher Islands region stopped growing in the early 1980s and then appear to have declined.
Indeed, the map led Flaherty to the Belcher Islands.
There are no cattle, pigs or horses on Sanikiluak, the only inhabited island in Hudson Bay's Belcher Islands.