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Berlinguet Inlet is a body of water within the
Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It runs west-east at Admiralty Inlet's southern
end, separated from Berlinguet Bay, which opens into the Gulf of
Boothia, by a 1.5 km (0.93 mi) isthmus. Baffin Island's Brodeur
Peninsula is to the north.
Characterized by sedge, grass
meadows, and a freshwater lake, the inlet area is
11,141 km2 (4,302 sq mi) in size, and
rises to an elevation of 300 metres (980 ft) above sea
Berlinguet Inlet is a Canadian Important Bird Area site (#NU066).
The Canadian Wildlife Service has
also classified the area as a Key Habitat Site for migratory birds. Notable species include fulmar, gull, Peregrine falcon,
duck, and tern. The C. c. atlanticus
(Greater Snow Goose) population in Berlinguet Inlet is the
second largest in Canada.
ringed seals, and polar bears frequent the area.
Coordinates: 71°10′N 085°49′W / 71.167°N