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UFO has landed in IGLOOLIK!!!!

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"The Igloolik Research Center (IRC) with its main building with offices and laboratories, as well as warm and cold warehouses is located in the hamlet of Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada (69°22’34” N, 81°48’11” W). The center is located on a small island at the northern tip of the Foxe Basin, in between the continent and the large Baffi n Island. Additional facilities include stations in Kugluktuk (67°49’ N, 115°06’ W), Arviat (61°06’ N, 94°03’ W), Pond Inlet (72°41’57” N, 77°57’33” W), and Iqaluit (63°44’ N, 68°31’ W). BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT Igloolik is located in the tundra zone and is part of the northern arctic ecozone. Snow cover usually remains from September to June. Extremely low temperatures are common (-30°C as a mean temperature during winter month). The average precipitation per year is c. 280 mm. Much of the landscape is composed of barren plains covered by frost-patterned soils and rock outcrop. This area is rich in sea mammals and seabirds, with charismatic polar bears, belugas, and killer whales. The terrestrial wildlife includes in particular caribou (although declining in abundance), Arctic foxes, several waterfowl species, snow geese, falcons, and lemmings."

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Comments (8)

Cindy Breen on August 26, 2012

I like this one Timothy...

Looks very isolated..Marion

Timothy K on September 7, 2012

Hi Marion! Good to see you back! I'm slowly getting some of my latest adventures posted but sure is going slow. Take care. Tim

Nadia Kushnir on November 2, 2012

WOW! INTERESTING! LIKE!!!!!!!!!!! Best regards. Nadia.

Timothy K on November 6, 2012

Thanks very much for your comments Nadia! I hope that you come back to visit again. Cheers from Winnipeg. Tim'

Valery Dyck on November 7, 2012

Cool one!

Timothy K on November 12, 2012

Thanks Valery I hope that you come back and visit again! Cheers from Winnipeg. Tim

Lady GooGoo La La on February 24, 2013

Great shot of interesting building Timothy LIKE and smiles from Land of Smiles, Thailand :~)

Lady GooGoo La La

Timothy K on March 17, 2013

Hi Lady GOO GOO La La! So nice to see you back! Thank you for your comments and like. Have a wonderful day! Cheers from Winnipeg. Tim

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