Cape Searle

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Cape Searle is an uninhabited headland located on Qaqaluit Island's northeastern tip, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada.

It was named by Arctic explorer John Ross on 17 September 1818 in honor of John Clark Searle, Esq.,[1] then Chairman of the Victualling board.


The habitat is characterized by coastal cliffs and rocky marine shores. It is 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi) in size, with an elevation rising up to 450 m (1,480 ft) above sea level.


Cape Searle is home to the largest northern fulmar colony in Canada.


It is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU003), an International Biological Program site and a Key Terrestrial Bird Habitat site.[2]


  1. ^ Ross, John (1819). A voyage of discovery. 2 (Digitized December 13, 2005 ed.). London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. p. 31. Retrieved May 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Cape Searle". Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-04-23.

Coordinates: 67°13′32″N 062°28′00″W / 67.22556°N 62.46667°W / 67.22556; -62.46667 (Cape Searle)