Mingan Islands

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Mingan Islands

(mĭng`gən), group of 15 small islands and many islets, E Que., Canada, in the St. Lawrence River, N of Anticosti island. They were visited (1535) by Jacques Cartier, the French explorer. In 1836 the islands were acquired by the Hudson's Bay Company.
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THE MINGAN ARCHIPELAGO NATIONAL PARK lies on a lonely stretch of coast in the northeast corner of North America.
All that freshwater, bubbling with oxygen, carrying nutrients out to sea to create the unique ecology of the Mingan Archipelago, will no longer flow.
Allan Baker led expeditions to Mingan Archipelago, Quebec (August), and Tierra del Fuego (December) as part of his long-term study of the survival, migratory strategies, and population size of the endangered red knot (Calidris canutus).
He turns and presents Ingrid, Pierre, and Denis, friends and clients from Montreal who have just returned from a weeklong sea kayaking expedition among the islands of the Mingan Archipelago.
The Mingan Archipelago is a collection of dozens of little-known islands scattered along the Quebec North Shore where the St.
The Mingan Archipelago is located in a land and seascape of geographical and climatic extremes.
These cracks continued to deepen over the centuries, eventually splitting the bedrock into the scattered individual sections, or islands, that now form the Mingan Archipelago.
Europeans arrived in the Mingan Archipelago at least as early as the late fifteenth century, when Basque whalers used these islands as a base of operations.
The Mingan Archipelago may be relatively unknown, but small groups have been going there in recent years.
But as Gilles explained, the Mingan Archipelago has these much-sought- for qualities in abundance.
In 1996, Quebec ornithologist Yves Aubry of the Canadian Wildlife Service alerted us to the fact that during their homeward flight after the breeding season, red knots were refuelling on the beautiful small islands in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, just offshore from Havre St.