Queen Maud Gulf


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Queen Maud Gulf

 

a gulf of the Arctic Ocean, at the northern shore of Canada, located between the Kent and Adelaide peninsulas. It has a length of 72 km and depths ranging from 30 to 210 m. The shores of the gulf are low-lying and covered with tundra vegetation. Tides occur every 12 hours and measure from 0.3 to 0.9 m. From September to the end of July the Queen Maud Gulf is covered with floating ice.

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It traces the history of the vessel from its construction in Pembroke Dockyard, South Wales, to its sad demise and rediscovery on the seabed at Queen Maud Gulf in 2014.
Other Inuit had seen it too, most of them hunters, a few in planes, but who was going to believe them when the Royal Navy and the Coast Guard were already out with sonar and magnetometers that can say scientifically where something is--the same things they used two years earlier when the first ship, the Erebus , was found off an unnamed island in Queen Maud Gulf, an island, whose name in Inukitut means the place where the big ship is, or the place where the ship went down.
The keyword "caribou" and species name "Rangifer tarandus" were used in various combinations with other keywords to focus on the relevant geographic scope (e.g., "King William [Island]," "Gjoa Haven," "Kitikmeot," "Nunavut," "Queen Maud Gulf'), subspecies classifications (e.g., "barrenground" or "barrenground" or "barren ground," "Peary," "Dolphin-Union"), and herd descriptors (e.g., "Beverly," "Bathurst," "Ahiak," "Wager [Bay]," "Lorillard," and "Melville [Peninsula]").
'We selected an island near O'Reilly Island in the eastern end of Queen Maud Gulf since it had [Inuit] cultural features and because it was also suitable for a GPS station,' said Stenton.
We'd taken a Twin Otter south across Queen Maud Gulf (the ship's hull still resides in the frigid waters of Cambridge Bay).
Horrified at what might happen if it got out that our boys still, you know, shot at people, the Canadian government put the proposal on hold until they could figure out a way to fob the Pentagon off with an offer to get the deputy lieutenant-governor of Nunavut to present the medals at a quiet ceremony on an ice floe in Queen Maud Gulf circa 2012.
Allan Kaotak, the accused, stood trial and the allegation he had murdered his father while on the "sea ice of the Queen Maud Gulf." The central issue was whether the death was homicide or assisted suicide.
On 17 September 2014, underwater archeologists Ryan Harris and Jonathan Moore of Parks Canada dived on the wreck of HMS Erebus, to find it sitting almost upright and surprisingly intact in only 11 m of water in Queen Maud Gulf, in the general area where Inuit traditional accounts maintain that the ship had sunk.
The Beverly herd has three immediate neighbouring herds with traditional calving grounds recorded through Aboriginal knowledge and aerial surveys: the Qamanirjuaq traditional calving grounds about 400 km to the southeast (Heard, 1983; BQCMB, 1999a, b), the Bathurst calving grounds about 450 km to the northwest (Heard, 1983; Gunn et al., 2012), and the Ahiak calving grounds 250 km north along the Queen Maud Gulf coast (Heard et al., 1987; Gunn et al., 2000, 2013a) (Fig.
We combined direct observation of wolves and scat analyses to examine the foraging behaviours and diets of wolves in the Queen Maud Gulf Bird Sanctuary, Nunavut, Canada.
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