Spencer Island

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This article is about the Canadian island in Nunavut, Canada. For the village in Nova Scotia, see Spencer's Island.
Spencer Island
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 53°30′22″N 79°42′43″W / 53.506°N 79.712°W / 53.506; -79.712 (Spencer Island)Coordinates: 53°30′22″N 79°42′43″W / 53.506°N 79.712°W / 53.506; -79.712 (Spencer Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Administration
Canada
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Spencer Island is one of several uninhabited Canadian arctic islands in Nunavut, Canada located within James Bay. It is situated 19 km (19,000 m) northwest from North Twin Island.[1] During surveys in James Bay[when?], polar bears were sighted using the island for summer refuge.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twin Islands". oceandots.com. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  2. ^ Derocher, Andrew E. (1998). Polar bears: proceedings of the Twelfth Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 3–7 February 1997, Oslo, Norway. IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group Working Meeting. IUCN. p. 81. ISBN 2-8317-0459-6.