Irene Bay

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Irene Bay
Location Eureka Sound
Coordinates 79°04′N 81°42′W / 79.067°N 81.700°W / 79.067; -81.700 (Irene Bay)Coordinates: 79°04′N 81°42′W / 79.067°N 81.700°W / 79.067; -81.700 (Irene Bay)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Irene Bay is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region. Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Eureka Sound by western Ellesmere Island.

Geography[edit]

The Sverdrup Pass, a 68 mi (109 km) long travel route across the island, extends from Irene Bay to Flagler Bay.[1]

Flora[edit]

In the late 1980s, several sites of fossilized tree stumps and branches were found on its northern shore, an area now characterized by Arctic willow shrubs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCullough, Karen Margrethe (1989). The Ruin Islanders: Thule culture pioneers in the Eastern High Arctic. Archaeological Survey of Canada (Digitized Sep 24, 2008 ed.). Canadian Museum of Civilization. p. 17. ISBN 0-660-10793-7. 
  2. ^ Thurston, T.; Raillard, M.; Svoboda, J. (Winter 1989). "New fossil forest site at Irene Bay, Ellesmere Island, N.W.T.". ucalgary.ca. Retrieved 2009-06-11.