Akpatok Island
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Akpatok Island lies in Ungava Bay in northern Quebec, Canada. Accessible only by air, Akpatok Island rises out of the water as sheer cliffs that soar 500 to 800 feet (150 to 243 m) above the sea surface. The island is an important sanctuary for cliff-nesting seabirds. Numerous ice floes around the island attract walrus and whales, making Akpatok a traditional hunting ground for native Inuit people.

This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on January 22, 2001.

Image provided by the USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems Branch

Instrument(s): 
Landsat 7 - ETM+

Akpatok Island

February 25, 2002
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