Ungava Bay


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Ungava Bay

(ŭng'gä`və, –gā`–), inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, N Que., Canada, extending c.200 mi (320 km) S from Hudson Strait between the N Quebec mainland and the north tip of the Labrador peninsula. It is 160 mi (257 km) wide at its mouth.
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The others, about 22,000, are scattered around the eastern Atlantic coast and the north and west coasts of the James, Hudson and Ungava bays.
The highest densities of breeding pairs of AP Canada Geese are found on this peninsula in two regions: the coastal lowlands of eastern Hudson Bay and the coastal lowlands of southwestern Ungava Bay (Malecki and Trost, 1990; Harvey and Rodrigue, 2012), primarily between the Inuit communities of Inukjuak and Akulivik on Hudson Bay and between Kuujjuaq and Kangirsuk on Ungava Bay.
An aerial survey conducted in 1978 combined with ground censuses in 1980 produced an estimate of 48700 pairs of northern common eiders breeding in Ungava Bay and along the Quebec coast of Hudson Strait (Chapdelaine et al., 1986), making this area the most important known breeding concentration of northern common eiders in the Canadian Arctic.
The most popular visited of these is Akpatok Island, in the entrance of Ungava Bay, where passengers are promised good wildlife viewing, particularly of polar bears, walrus, thick-billed murres, and other Arctic bird species.
28, Part 1, 3[b]) stated that the new territory of Nunavut would include "the islands in Hudson Bay, James Bay and Ungava Bay that are not within Manitoba, Ontario or Quebec." In other words, the inclusion of the said islands in Nunavut appears to be based not on aboriginal title, but on geographical location.
In spite of harvest restrictions, aerial surveys continue to indicate that beluga whale numbers in eastern Hudson Bay and Ungava Bay are low (Hammill et al., 2004), and the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has designated the EHB and UB beluga whale populations as "'endangered."
Signal Service and the Smithsonian Institution to man a meteorological and geomagnetic research station in Ungava Bay as part of the United States involvement with the First International Polar Year (Barr, 1985).
Upon her graduation in 1959 in Fairbanks, Joan went to work in the Canadian North, focusing her energies as a Northern Service Officer and teacher with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in George River and Ungava Bay, Quebec, and Lac La Martre, Northwest Territories.
For example, Jackson (1933, 1938) reported 122 specimens from Akpatok Island, Ungava Bay, and 25 specimens from northeastern Baffin Island; Hillyard (1979) reported 29 adults from southern Baffin Island and Greenland; and McAlpine (1965) reported two specimens of one species (but numerous of another) from Ellef Ringnes Island.
Between June and August 1905, Mina Benson Hubbard and four indigenous guides undertook an arduous canoeing expedition from the community of North West River to the Hudson's Bay Company post at Ungava Bay by way of the Naskaupi and George rivers in Labrador.
borealis populations, such as those nesting in southern Baffin Island (Cooch, 1965), Devon Island (Prach et al., 1986), and Ungava Bay (Falardeau et al., 2003), or S.
Systematic aerial line-transect surveys of beluga whales, Delphinapterus leucas, were conducted in James Bay, eastern Hudson Bay, and Ungava Bay from 14 August to 3 September 2001.