Baillarge Bay

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Baillarge Bay
Baillarge Bay is located in Nunavut
Baillarge Bay
Baillarge Bay
Location in Nunavut
Location Admiralty Inlet
Coordinates 73°25′N 084°30′W / 73.417°N 84.500°W / 73.417; -84.500 (Baillarge Bay)Coordinates: 73°25′N 084°30′W / 73.417°N 84.500°W / 73.417; -84.500 (Baillarge Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 610 km2 (240 sq mi)
Settlements Uninhabited

Baillarge Bay is an Arctic waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is the second waterway to press eastward from Admiralty Inlet into Baffin Island. The southern point of its mouth is named Ship Point.

Geography[edit]

Characterized by open sea, coastal cliffs, and rocky marine shore habitat, the elevation rises up to 610 m (2,000 ft) above sea level.

Fauna[edit]

The uninhabited bay is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU067) stretching 15 km (9.3 mi) up the coastline to Elwin Inlet.[1] It is also an International Biological Program site (Region 9, #7-7) and Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site (NU Site 19).[2]

A sizeable population of Northern Fulmar are found here. Caribou, polar bear, and walrus, as well as Harp Seal, Ringed Seal, and White Whale frequent the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baillarge Bay". bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ "NU Site - Baillarge Bay". ngps.nt.ca. p. 9. Retrieved 2009-05-05.