Axel Heiberg Island


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Axel Heiberg Island

(ăk`səl hī`bərg), 13,583 sq mi (35,180 sq km), in the Arctic Ocean, N Nunavut Territory, Canada, W of Ellesmere Island. It was named by the Norwegian explorer Otto Sverdrup (who explored it 1898–1902) for one of his patrons. The island's plateau surface (3,000–6,000 ft/915–1,830 m high) is deeply indented by fjords.
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I get the magnetic gear running at the expedition base camp on Axel Heiberg Island, and the readings roll in.
About 45 million years ago, forests of redwoods grew on what is now Axel Heiberg Island, a Maryland-size landmass Off the northern coast of Canada.
John Tarduno of Rochester University dug up some fossils on Axel Heiberg Island.
A pale-bellied brent geese at Morfa Bychan was colour ringed on Axel Heiberg Island, high in the Canadian Arctic.
These specimens came from recently discovered sites in the Geodetic Hills region of Axel Heiberg Island, NWT.
Some of the birds seen here were ringed at their breeding grounds on Melville and Axel Heiberg Islands, Arctic Canada: they have made the return trip to their favoured wintering spots for several years.