Scott Island (Nunavut)

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For the Antarctic island in the Ross Sea, see Scott Island.
Scott Island
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 71°08′N 70°30′W / 71.13°N 70.50°W / 71.13; -70.50 (Scott Island)Coordinates: 71°08′N 70°30′W / 71.13°N 70.50°W / 71.13; -70.50 (Scott Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Highest elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Country
Canada
Territory  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Scott Island is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Baffin Bay, off the eastern coast of Baffin Island, in the middle of Scott Inlet, north of the confluence of Clark Fiord and Gibbs Fiord which embrace Sillem Island.

Another, much smaller Scott Island lies off the southwest coast of Baffin Island, near the mouth of Keltie Inlet.

Geography[edit]

The island's steep and rugged cliffs reach up to 365 m (1,198 ft) above sea level.[1] It is approximately 11 km (6.8 mi) in length.

Fauna[edit]

Glaucous Gull and Northern Fulmar frequent its cliffs and shoreline.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scott Inlet". bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 

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