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Cape Pembroke is an uninhabited headland at the northeastern tip of Coats Island in northern Hudson Bay within the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada.

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Geography

The habitat is characterized by a small, elevated outcrop of Precambrian gneiss and rocky uplands rising to an elevation of 215 m (710 ft) above above sea level. It is 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) in size.

Conservation

The cape is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU005) and a Key Migratory Bird Habitat Site.

Fauna

Notable bird species include Thick-billed Murre, Black Guillemots, Peregrine falcon, Glaucous Gull,[1] and Common Eider.[2]

Walrus frequent the area.[2]

History

It was discovered in 1612 and named by Sir Thomas Button,[3] a Welsh officer of the Royal Navy.

References

Coordinates: 62°55′59″N 081°55′00″W / 62.93306°N 81.9166667°W / 62.93306; -81.9166667 (Cape Pembroke)

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