Baillarge Bay

Summary

Baillarge Bay
Baillarge Bay is located in Nunavut
Baillarge Bay
Baillarge Bay
Location in Nunavut
LocationAdmiralty Inlet
Coordinates73°25′N 084°30′W / 73.417°N 84.500°W / 73.417; -84.500 (Baillarge Bay)Coordinates: 73°25′N 084°30′W / 73.417°N 84.500°W / 73.417; -84.500 (Baillarge Bay)
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area610 km2 (240 sq mi)
SettlementsUninhabited

Baillarge Bay is an Arctic waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is the second waterway to press eastward from Admiralty Inlet into Baffin Island. The southern point of its mouth is named Ship Point.

Geography

Characterized by open sea, coastal cliffs, and rocky marine shore habitat, the elevation rises up to 610 m (2,000 ft) above sea level.

Fauna

The uninhabited bay is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU067) stretching 15 km (9.3 mi) up the coastline to Elwin Inlet.[1] It is also an International Biological Program site (Region 9, #7-7) and Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site (NU Site 19).[2]

A sizeable population of northern fulmars are found here. Caribou, polar bears, and walruses, as well as harp seals, ringed seals, and white whales frequent the area.

References

  1. ^ "Baillarge Bay". bsc-eoc.org. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  2. ^ "NU Site - Baillarge Bay" (PDF). ngps.nt.ca. p. 9. Retrieved 2009-05-05.[permanent dead link]