Cambridge Point

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Cambridge Point is an uninhabited headland on Coburg Island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located off Marina Peninsula.

Geography[edit]

Characterized by prominent coastline cliffs, open sea, rocky shores, and tundra habitats, the point's elevation ranges from 0 to 300 m (0 to 984 ft) above sea level. It is 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi) in size.[1]

Conservation[edit]

The point is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU010). A portion of Cambridge Point is also contained within the Nirjutiqavvik (Coburg Island) National Wildlife Area.[2]

Fauna[edit]

The area is frequented by bowhead whale, narwhal, polar bear, seal, walrus, and white whale.

Notable bird species include:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cambridge Point". bsc-eoc.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  2. ^ "Nunavut National Wildlife Area Facts". cws-scf.ec.gc.ca. 2005-06-21. Archived from the original on 2006-01-18. Retrieved 2009-04-24.

Coordinates: 75°47′59″N 079°23′59″W / 75.79972°N 79.39972°W / 75.79972; -79.39972 (Cambridge Point)