Banks Island


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Banks Island

An island of northern Northwest Territories, Canada, in the Arctic Ocean west of Victoria Island. It is the westernmost island of the Arctic Archipelago.

Banks Island

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1. (Placename) an island of N Canada, in the Northwest Territories: the westernmost island of the Arctic Archipelago. Area: about 67 340 sq km (26 000 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an island of W Canada, off British Columbia. Length: about 72 km (45 miles)

Banks′ Is′land


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an island in the W Northwest Territories, in NW Canada. 24,600 sq. mi. (63,700 sq. km).
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Wolf TU9291 was sampled in Tuktoyaktuk in the Cape Bathurst region (mainland Northwest Territories, Canada) on 19 February 1992, while SH9201 was collected in Sachs Harbour, Banks Island (Northwest Territories, Canada) nine months later.
The northernmost short-eared owl nesting recorded to date, in 2000 and 2001, was in Aulavik National Park on northern Banks Island, at 73[degrees] N.
The SB population inhabits the mainland coast from about Baillie Islands in Canada to approximately Icy Cape in Alaska, while the NB population inhabits the west coast of Banks Island and Amundsen Gulf (Amstrup et al., 2005).
In the winter of 1951, a hunter killed a grizzly bear in the Masik River valley of Banks Island (Manning and Macpherson, 1958), and Banfield (1959) considered this to be the first report of a grizzly bear from the Canadian Arctic Islands.
TPu values for oasis sites (mea[n.sub.oasis] = 11.3 mg/L) were most similar to those reported from more southerly locations, including Banks Island (18 [micro]g/L, Lim et al., 2005), Bathurst Island (12.7 [micro]g/L, Lim et al., 2001), and Mould Bay, Prince Patrick Island (16.1 [micro]g/L, Antoniades et al., 2003a), the latter two of which include sites identified by Aiken et al.
We describe the apparent predation of a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) cub by wolves (Canis lupus) on the sea ice just off the northwest coast of Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada.
The Company reports that the Dense Media separation plant has been transported to Banks Island and has been erected on site.
He and Stefansson had discussed polar flight in 1915 while briefly housed in a snow house on Banks Island, and Wilkins now intended to prove its feasibility.
Wolf (Canis lupus) Predation of a Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Cub on the Sea Ice off Northwestern Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Sankar is currently applying these same methods to Arctic coasts to assess coastal Banks Island and the Hamlet of Paulatuk.
Near Western Cluster consisting Badu (Mulgrave Island), Mabuyag (Jervis Island) and Mua - Arkai (Kubin) Community and Wug (St Pauls) Community (Banks Island)
Muskoxen populations continue to increase and spread, except that Canada's largest herd, on Banks Island, has been in decline--very possibly from overpopulation and limited food sources.