Mingan Islands

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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In a review of Inuit presence on the North Shore, Marianne Stopp mentions two references to Inuit at "Mecatina" (Stopp, 2002).The first is by Louis Jolliet (1645-1700), seigneur of the coast from the Mingan Islands to Brador, in the journal of his 1694 expedition to Labrador.
In the Mingan Islands, gonad maturation and spawning of C.
islandica from the Mingan Islands, most ovarian maturation occurs during the spring-summer peaks of food concentration (Spence & Steven 1974, Arsenault & Himmelman 1998, and Brokordt et al.
We observed heavy trematode infections of whelks, Buccinum undatum, from the Mingan Islands, eastern Canada, by larval stages of a species of Neophasis.
Buccinum undatum is the most abundant carnivore in the benthic community in the Mingan Islands in the northern Gulf of St.
In the Mingan Islands, whelks attain a shell length of 75 to 80 mm, the size at sexual maturity, in 6 to 8 y (Martel et al., 1986; Savard, 1994).
We sampled whelks from the Mingan Islands (50[degrees] 35' N, 63[degrees] 35' W), in the northern Gulf of St.
In November 1994, using forceps, we placed pieces of infected gonad, from freshly killed whelks (collected in the Mingan Islands in October 1994), into the stomachs of six plaice.
Our examination of whelks collected in May and August 1994 in the Mingan Islands revealed that cercariae and rediae of one species of trematode infected both the gonad and the digestive gland.
One adult digenetic trematode observed in the stomach of about 12% of the whelks was identified as Steringophorus furciger, a parasite previously reported from the stomach of whelks in the Mingan Islands by Hamel (1989) and from the stomach of American plaice in the Gulf of St.
Instead of lying on a beach and baking, eco-tourists are researching blue whale habitat and activities around the Mingan Islands off Quebec, experimenting with herbal remedies for AIDS in Kenya, biking through the countryside of Southern China and exploring Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh on a trek through the Himalayas.