Wellington Bay

Summary

Wellington Bay
Wellington Bay is located in Nunavut
Wellington Bay
Wellington Bay
LocationDease Strait
Coordinates69°20′N 106°35′W / 69.333°N 106.583°W / 69.333; -106.583 (Wellington Bay)Coordinates: 69°20′N 106°35′W / 69.333°N 106.583°W / 69.333; -106.583 (Wellington Bay)
River sourcesEkalluk River
Halovik River
Paalliq
Paliryuak River
Ocean/sea sourcesArctic Ocean
Basin countriesCanada
SettlementsUninhabited

Wellington Bay[1] is an Arctic waterway in Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Dease Strait, off southern Victoria Island. It is northwest of the community of Cambridge Bay.

It is one of several Canadian landforms named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.

Geography

There are several small islands within the bay. Several rivers flow into it including the Ekalluk River, Halovik River, Paalliq, and Paliryuak River.[2]

Fauna

Commercial fishing activities include Arctic char.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Wellington Bay". topozone.com. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  2. ^ a b "Cambridge Bay Arctic Char". Stock Status Report 2004/010. dfo-mpo.gc.ca. 2004. p. 3. Retrieved 2009-05-06.