Salikuit Islands

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Salikuit Islands
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 56°22′N 77°40′W / 56.37°N 77.66°W / 56.37; -77.66 (Salikuit Islands)Coordinates: 56°22′N 77°40′W / 56.37°N 77.66°W / 56.37; -77.66 (Salikuit Islands)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Country
Canada
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

The Salikuit Islands are an uninhabited island group in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. The 103 island archipelago is located in eastern Hudson Bay between the Belcher Islands and the western coast of Quebec. The closest community is the Inuit hamlet of Sanikiluaq, 800 km (500 mi) to the west on Flaherty Island.

Geography[edit]

The islands' habitat is characterized by coastal cliffs and rocky marine shores. While twelve of the islands are between 50-500 ha in size, the rest are smaller than 50 ha.

Fauna[edit]

The Salikuit Islands are a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU032) and a Key Migratory Terrestrial Bird Site (NU Site 55). Notable bird species include Arctic tern, common eider, glaucous gull, and herring gull.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salikuit Islands". bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 

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