Coral Harbour

Coral Harbour is on the southern shore of Southampton Island, on the northern rim of Hudson Bay. The Inuktitut name for the community is Salliq, "large flat island in front of the mainland," while the English name refers to the fossilized coral found in the harbour.  

Coral Harbour is one of the best places in Nunavut to see marine wildlife. The nearby Coates Island is a resting place for colonies of walruses. Two bird sanctuaries, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary are famed for bird watchers. Thousands of snow geese, as well as tundra swans, sandhill cranes and other species migrate to the area in spring. Local outfitters offer boat tours to view the wildlife in the area.

Projects

A territory-wide program focusing on advancing climate change adaptation knowledge and decision-making  on resource development in Nunavut.

Many northern ecosystems are undergoing major shifts related to climate change.

Addressing climate change and identifying approaches for supporting current and future climate change adaptation projects across the Canadian Arctic.

This course informs government staff of climate change impacts and how to incorporate climate change into deision-making across all government sectors.

What do your elders and community leaders in Nunavut have to say about changing climate conditions over the years? Do you have images of your region that show the effects of climate change? Submit a community report and add your contribution to our store of knowledge.

The Nunavut Climate Change Partnership (NCCP) was a collaborative partnership between the Government of Nunavut, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Natural Reosurces Canada to build capacity for community-level adaptation planning.

Research on Arctic marine mammals via the collection of detailed empirical information throughout Canadian Arctic marine ecosystems, using a variety of methods including both scientific and local knowledge.

Mercury (Hg) is a toxic heavy metal that changes into various chemical forms through geochemical processes. It is an element that occurs naturally in the environment but with industrialization, humans have altered its cycle by adding more mercury in the water, air, and soil.

Climate warming is driving a rapid transformation of polar ecosystems, and we urgently need to study the vulnerability of seafloor biodiversity to changes that are already underway.

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