Jenny Lind Island

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Description:
Jenny Lind Island is a small island in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. The island is located in the Queen Maud Gulf, about southeast of Cambridge Bay.

It is named for the Swedish born opera singer, Jenny Lind.

Geography

Characteristics of the terrain include rocky ridges, low-lying wetlands, sedge meadows, and a sandy shoreline.

Fauna

Jenny Lind Island is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU088), and a Key Migratory Terrestrial Bird Site. Notable bird species include Canada Goose, Lesser Snow Goose, and Ross's Goose.

Muskoxen are found on the island.

Climate



History

The island is uninhabited but still has an active North Warning System. Originally part of the Distant Early Warning Line, the site is known as CAM-1.

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