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Boatswain Bay

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Boatswain Bay

Boatswain Bay
Location Eastward from James Bay
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Basin countries Canada
Surface area 197 km2 (76 sq mi)

Boatswain Bay is an uninhabited waterway in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It extends eastward from James Bay into the headland, a part of Quebec.

Geography

Characterized by salt marshes, brackish marshes, open sea, and inlet habitats, the bay stretches 197 km2 (76 sq mi), with an elevation ranging up to 5 m (16 ft) above sea level.

Fauna

Boatswain Bay has been designated as a migratory bird sanctuary, a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU097), a Biodiversity Reserve, and a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "Nunavut Migratory Bird Sanctuary Facts". cws-scf.ec.gc.ca. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  2. ^ Fraser, Lauchlan H.; Paul A. Keddy (2005). The world's largest wetlands: ecology and conservation. Cambridge University Press. p. 136.  


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