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  Belcher Islands - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Belcher Islands are an archipelago in Hudson Bay in Canada, belonging to the territory of Nunavut.
The hamlet of Sanikiluaq is on the north coast of Flaherty Island and is the southernmost in Nunavut.
The geology of the Belcher Islands is Proterozoic; the exposed clastic sedimentary rocks, as well as volcanic igneous and carbonate units record rifting and subsidence of the Superior craton during this period.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Belcher_Islands   (150 words)

 Encyclopedia: Aleutian Islands
All these island arcs are at the edge of the Pacific Plate and experience lots of seismic activity, but are still habitable; the Aleutians lie between the Pacific and North American tectonic plates.
The great majority of the islands bear evident marks of volcanic origin, and there are numerous volcanic cones on the north side of the chain, some of them active; many of the islands, however, are not wholly volcanic, but contain crystalline or sedimentary rocks, and also amber and beds of lignite.
The climate of the islands is oceanic, with moderate and fairly uniform temperatures and heavy rainfall.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Aleutian-Islands   (5381 words)

 Belcher Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Belcher Islands are located in southeastern HUDSON BAY, 100 km west of Grande Rivière de la Baleine, Québec.
The Belchers, like all islands in the bay, are part of the territory of Nunavut, and are said to be named after a Hudson's Bay Company employee.
The islands became less and less prominent on successive admiralty maps and were virtually rediscovered by explorer Robert J. Flaherty in 1915 in his search for iron ore. Flaherty produced the film documentary masterpiece Nanook of the North in 1922, based on his contact with the Inuit.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
BELCHER ISLAND GROUP The Belcher Archipelago is a group of low and flat island located in the Hudson Bay, about 100 km northwest of Poste-de-la-Baleine, a small settlement some north of the entrace to the James Bay.
In the north are the North Belcher Islands with the main island Johnson, Ladchie, Radar and Slip.
In the northeast is the Group of Baker's Dozend Island, a group of round 50 scattered islands and rocks.
www.dk0tui.de /HAMINFO/iota/na.196   (401 words)

 Bird Trends: a report on results of national ornithological surveys in Canada - Migratory Birds Conservation Division - ...
Population trends of gulls and Arctic Terns nesting in the Belcher Islands, Northwest Territories
The Belcher Islands are a complex of island archipelagoes in southeastern Hudson Bay (Fig.
Nesting islands and adjacent waters were free of ice early in June, and both gulls and terns nested relatively early.
www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca /birds/news/bt99/ins16_e.cfm   (1066 words)

 Admiral Sir Edward Belcher of the British Royal Navy
Thus, Edward Belcher was the grandson of Chief Justice Jonathan Belcher, Jr., and the great-grandson of Governor Jonathan Belcher of America.
Edward Belcher was born just before the beginning of a century that brought an Age of Exploration, when mankind’s discoveries pushed back farther the frontiers of the ocean, just as man would in the next century explore space, the last frontier.
In September, Captain Belcher determined the location of Mount St. Elias, revised the longitudes delineated by Vancouver, and observed the famed aurora borealis (the northern lights, created by the charged particles of the solar wind striking the earth’s magnetic field.) The rest of the journey was punctuated by further astronomical and meteorological observations.
www.belcherfoundation.org /admiral_sir_edward_belcher.htm   (8521 words)

 Arctic: Evidence of population declines among common eiders breeding in the Belcher Islands, Northwest Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
In 1997, we surveyed five island archipelagoes in the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay (56[Symbol Not Transcribed]00'-57[Symbol Not Transcribed]30'N, 79[Symbol Not Transcribed]30'-80[Symbol Not Transcribed]00'W) from 3 to 23 July.
It breeds on the east and west coasts of Hudson and James Bays and on the Belcher, Sleeper, and Ottawa Islands (Snyder, 1941).
Since the status of the common eiders breeding in the Belcher Islands is uncertain, we initiated a study to address concerns for this population.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3712/is_199812/ai_n8820502   (1277 words)

 Qikiqtani Inuit Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Located in the heart of Hudson Bay in the Belcher Islands, Sanikiluaq is an Inuit community of 750 residents.
The Inuit have inhabited the Belchers Islands for centuries.
Most of the species that nest in the Belcher Islands or visit here are marine birds, including common eider, king eider, red-throated loon, common loon, arctic loon, Canada Snow, and Brant geese, merganser, fl guillemot, arctic tern and sea gulls.
www.qikiqtani.nu.ca /english/communications-community-profiles-sanikiluaq.html   (564 words)

 Arctic: Population trends of gulls and Arctic terns nesting in the Belcher Islands, Nunavut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Arctic: Population trends of gulls and Arctic terns nesting in the Belcher Islands, Nunavut
Nests were counted in the Belcher Islands in the 1980s, using the same survey methods (Fleming and McDonald, 1987; Nakashima and Murray, 1988; McDonald and Fleming, 1990).
The Belcher Islands (56[Symbol Not Transcribed]00' to 57[Symbol Not Transcribed]30'N, 79[Symbol Not Transcribed]30' to 80[Symbol Not Transcribed]00'W) are a complex of island archipelagos in southeastern Hudson Bay.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3712/is_199912/ai_n8877999   (1472 words)

 Belcher Islands Nunavut Canada, Canadian adventure holiday travel destination, bird watching, arctic plant wildlife, ...
The Belcher Archipelago is a group of about 1500 islands located in Hudson Bay north of the entrace to the James Bay.
The Belcher Islands are spread out over almost 3,000 square kilometres,The explorer Henry Hudson sighted the islands in 1610.
North Belcher Islands with the main islands Johnson, Laddie, and Slipit and 700 small islands.
www.mitiq.com /belcher-islands.htm   (275 words)

 Belcher Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
An island is any piece of land smaller than a continent and larger thana rock, that is completely surrounded by water.
Continental islands are bodies of land that are connected by the continental shelf to a continent.
That is, these islands are part of an adjacent continent and arelocated on the continental shelf of that continent.
www.daikaiju.com /edge/10336-belcher%20islands.html   (299 words)

 Arctic Co-operatives Limited: Member Co-ops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The community is located on an island at the south end of the Hudson's Bay.
Located in the Belcher Islands, the island of Sanikiluaq is near the southeast coast of Hudson Bay.
The Belcher Islands are home to belugas, walrus, reindeer and snowy owls, and fishing for arctic char, trout and whitefish is excellent.
www.arcticco-op.com /co-op_location.html?list=0001-2005-   (166 words)

 Archipelago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands.
The Archipelago Exchange is a fully electronic stock exchange that merged with the New York Stock Exchange in April 2005 to form the for-profit NYSE Group.
Most of New York City and nearby islands: Manhattan-City Island-Long Island-Rikers Island-Roosevelt Island-Staten Island-Block Island-Nantucket-Martha's Vineyard-Liberty Island-Ellis Island - Long Beach Island, and other islands in the vicinity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Archipelago   (244 words)

 Cornwall, Graham, Buckingham, Table, Exmouth, and Ekins islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Cornwall Island's surface undulates with hills, which reach a maximum elevation of 400 m at McLeod Head in the west and form an escarpment to the southeast.
Both of these islands have streams that run from the central high ground to the coast, forming a pattern resembling the spokes of a wheel when seen from the air.
Table Island has a 150-metre high ridge that consumes the entire island, except for its margins, which are flat lowlands.
www.arctic.uoguelph.ca /cpe/environments/maps/detailed/islands/cornwall.htm   (233 words)

 Site summaries: 33 – Belcher Islands - Canadian Wildlife Service - Environment Canada
Thousands of small islands are in the archipelago and are slowly increasing in size due to isostatic rebound.
Waters around the Belcher Islands are relatively shallow and are situated in the Low Arctic oceanographic zone, on the boundary with the Boreal oceanographic zone (Nettleship and Evans 1985).
By early January, open water is found only from the Belcher Islands south towards the mouth of James Bay and along the south coast of Hudson Bay from about the Severn River to the Great Whale River (Larnder 1968).
www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca /publications/papers/109/index.cfm?lang=e&page=sec5_33   (951 words)

 Elder Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It was blowing a nor-wester, and the skipper decided that we had better seek shelter, and he swung the boat around and headed for Taska Harbour, some 30 nautical miles just south of the mouth of the Whale River.
At one point (Cape Hope Island to East Main River), I had to run over ten miles without snowhoes in about one foot of snow, and this was supposed to be a joke.
However, the final lap up the Moose was good until we arrived at Moose Factory Island, when we encountered the first of the flood water from up river, as we had trouble keeping our big sleigh on the narrow ledge of ice along the shore.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Plains/7044/elder.htm   (1042 words)

 Encyclopedia: Belcher Islands
Sanikiluaq (ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ;) is a small Inuit hamlet of 750 people, located in Hudson Bay, on the Belcher Islands, in the Baffin Region of Nunavut.
Subsidence is a term used in geology, engineering and surveying to denote the motion of a surface (usually, the earths surface) downwards relative to a datum such as sea-level.
The Mercator projection of the world up to a latitude of 86° N and S The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection devised by Gerardus Mercator in 1569.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Belcher-Islands   (493 words)

 Folds in metasediments, Belcher Islands, Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
What at first glance may look like swirls of paint on a blue canvas are in fact the Belcher Islands in Hudson's Bay.
These unusual low-lying islands extend over about 13,000 square kilometers (5,020 square miles) but have a land area of only about 2,800 square kilometers (1,081 square miles).
The rate of uplift may be slow enough that erosion is able to maintain the islands' topography at a steady level.
www.etsimo.uniovi.es /solar/cap/earth/belcher.htm   (235 words)

 Edited Hansard * 1650 * Number 113 (Official Version)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
I spoke, among other things, about the Belcher Islands, and I am happy to see colleagues here who were with me. All the committee members went to Iqualuit not so long ago, either last week or the week before.
We were told that the issue had been settled in the case of the Belcher Islands.
But there are other islands around, and there are other waters around Nunavik, and this is why people say it is important to continue negotiating.
www.parl.gc.ca /36/1/parlbus/chambus/house/debates/113_1998-06-02/han113_1650-e.htm   (583 words)

 Common Eider
In 1997, we surveyed five island archipelagoes in the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay (56 00'-57 30'N, 79 30'-80 00'W) from 3 - 23 July 1997.
In 1997, nesting islands and adjacent waters were free of ice, eiders laid large clutches (range: 4.0 - 4.4, 1.0-1.2 SD), and, they nested early.
In 1996 breeding pairs of Great Black-backed Gulls were eliminated on two of the five islands in the Archipelago and clutches were prevented from hatching on two other islands.
seaducks.org /docs/common_eider.htm   (1765 words)

 Arctic: Observations of marine birds and mammals wintering at polynyas and ice edges in the Belcher Islands, Nunavut, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Small recurring polynyas form among the Belcher Islands in south Hudson Bay, Canada, because strong tidal currents prevent the formation of ice (Stirling and Cleator, 1981; Nakashima and Murray, 1988).
The polynyas and floe edges of the Belcher Islands and western Quebec are the only permanent areas of open water in southeast Hudson Bay during winter (Smith and Rigby, 1981).
February-March is the time of maximum ice coverage in the Belcher Islands, and presumably the time when marine birds are most constrained by limited foraging habitat.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3712/is_200003/ai_n8882390   (1486 words)

 AAA Native Arts - Clothing, footwear, and territory of the Ungava Inuit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The mainland is administered by the province of Quebec and the Belcher Islands by the government of the Northwest Territories.
The Belcher Islands were virtually untouched by non-Natives until 1912 when Robert J. Flaherty mapped the area.
Inuit on the Belcher Islands often depended on bird skins rather than caribou skins for clothing, as the few caribou that did exist on the islands were exterminated by ice storms in the 1870s.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Our results were compared with eider surveys of the same islands completed between 1985-89 using a standard protocol.
1416 nests were found on 431 islands; most (94.1%) while the female was still incubating.
These conditions are indicative of a good nesting season, and we conclude that extensive non-breeding by female eiders in 1997 does not account for the observed decline.
www.unb.ca /acwern/grobertson/beleid.html   (234 words)

 Belcher Islands on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Flaherty Island is the largest of the tundra-covered group.
Publication: The Tampa Tribune; Author: WALT BELCHER ; Source: NEWSPAPERS
Gangs' priest caught in melee: parish demands Jesuits return Boyle.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BelcherI1.asp   (248 words)

 Travel: Australia & Pacific: Aitutaki: An Idyllic Island Getaway
On a trip to the Cook Islands Lizzie Belcher paid a visit to the tiny isle of Aitutaki (pronounced eye-two-taa-key), 40 minutes flight north of Rarotonga, and left extremely pleased she made the trip.
Aitutaki is a magnificent and remote atoll consisting of one main island, circled by numerous smaller islands all encased by a coral reef.
Many couples have discovered that the island has a lot to offer as a wedding destination - the luxury, the sunsets, the warm tropical evenings, the exotic location and the solitude.
xtramsn.co.nz /travel/0,,12722-4665971,00.html   (650 words)

 Henry Hudson - Mumpsimus forum
I live on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay and I told my wife about reading henry Hudson's last voyage and she (being inuit decent) told me of a man named Milton Freeman who was at the south end of the Belcher Islands during the 1950's or 60's in the area of South Camp.
When he was kayaking along the coast he came upon a grave that was not a traditional inuit burial (covered with rocks), it looked to him that it may not have been inuit because it was old and the person was buried in a wooden box then covered with rocks.
They might have made it that far (Hudson was the first Westerner to spot the islands, in 1610 on his voyage into the bay).
www.ianchadwick.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=483   (361 words)

They are most often found on High Arctic islands, though they do inhabit northwest Victoria Island and the northern reaches of Prince of Whales and Somerset Islands as well as the Boothia Peninsula.
The majority are found on Victoria Island where the population is estimated at 45,000.
King William Island, Victoria Island, Coronation and Queen Maud Gulfs and the Boothia Peninsula are open to muskox hunting.
www.suite101.com /print_article.cfm/5086/98653   (776 words)

 Nunatsiaq News
Ida Watt's new book tells the sad tale of a series of religious murders on the Belcher Islands more than 50 years ago.
Watt's book tells a tale of events that shook the people of the Belcher Islands over 50 years ago.When translated into English, the title means Brought to court in Sanikiluaq for their mistaken beliefs.
By April 1941, word of these deaths had spread outside of Sanikiluaq, and the RCMP visited the islands for the first time in 19 years to investigate the rumours.
www.nunatsiaq.com /archives/nunavut980630/nvt80619_05.html   (740 words)

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