Cumberland Sound


Cumberland Sound
Cumberland Sound
Cumberland Sound - Cumberland Sound, a part of the Labrador Sea, between Cumberland Peninsula and Hall Peninsula.
Cumberland Sound, a part of the Labrador Sea, between Cumberland Peninsula and Hall Peninsula.
Location Labrador Sea
Coordinates 65°13′N 065°45′W / 65.217°N 65.75°W / 65.217; -65.75 (Cumberland Sound)Coordinates: 65°13′N 065°45′W / 65.217°N 65.75°W / 65.217; -65.75 (Cumberland Sound)
Countries Canada
Settlements Pangnirtung

Cumberland Sound (alternates: Cumberland Straits; Hogarth Sound; Northumberland Inlet)[1] is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is a western arm of the Labrador Sea located between Baffin Island's Hall Peninsula and the Cumberland Peninsula. It is approximately 250 km (160 mi) long and 80 km (50 mi) wide.

Small islands litter the stretch of water which was formed from glacial activity and meltwater produced from the receding glacier.[citation needed]

The only settlement located on the shore of the sound on the Cumberland Peninsula is Pangnirtung.

Fauna

The bay is home to the Cumberland Sound Beluga whale, an endangered species thought to reside year-round in the sound, with summers spent at the northern end. Orcas also use the sound.

References

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada



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