island: see James BayJames Bay,
shallow southern arm of Hudson Bay, c.300 mi (480 km) long and 140 mi (230 km) wide, E central Canada, in Nunavut Territory between Ont. and Que. Numerous rivers flow into the bay; many of these have been developed for hydroelectric power in Quebec (see James Bay
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Emergent coasts of Akimiski Island, James Bay, Northwestern Territories, Canada: Geology, geomorphology, and vegetation.
The highest densities were north of Akimiski Island and up the western side of James Bay, where many groups were found in shallow turbid water close to shore (Fig.
From the 1700s until the mid-1940s, caribou migrated from wintering areas in the Hudson Bay Lowland Ecoregion and Boreal Shield Ecozone to summering areas as far east as Cape Henrietta Maria and Akimiski Island (Lytwyn, 2002; Magoun et al., 2005).
Ungava, Quebec 56.3(1.4) 83.4 (4.1) interior Quebec, Ontario 56.6 (1.0) 83.9 (2.2) Cape Churchill, 56.9 (2.0) 83.4 (3.5) Manitoba Akimiski Island, 57.2 (1.8) 84.7 (3.6) Nunavut South Hudson Bay, 57.6(1.8) 85.1 (3.6) Ontario Kinoje Lake, Ontario 58.0 85.1 B.
Nesting ecology and gosling survival of Canada Geese on Akimiski Island.
Although the James Bay islands remain part of Nunavut, the western James Bay Cree assert that the western James Bay islands, including Akimiski Island, were part of the Cree traditional territory and that these islands have never been surrendered through treaty.
* Linh Nguyen, Trent University, studying the distribution of shorebirds on Akimiski Island, Nunavut;
Nesting on Akimiski Island and west and south of James Bay, these geese stick to the western edge of the Atlantic Flyway during migration.
interior geese on "Akimiski Island will be described as a race new to science." On the other hand, genetic studies done over a broader geographic range indicate measurable divergences in genomes of putative subspecies of geese (e.g., Shields and Wilson, 1987; van Wagner and Baker, 1990).
But the nesting season wasn't great for this population in 2010, partly due to high predation by polar bears on Akimiski Island.
After subsequent research, Faoro learned the adult Canada goose was one of roughly 1,000 adults and 2,000 to 3,000 juveniles banded annually on Akimiski Island in western James Bay.