Nirjutiqavvik National Wildlife Area

Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Qikiqtaaluk

Located 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of Grise Fiord on Coburg Island is Nirjutiqavvik National Wildlife Area. This island and the surrounding marine area is a vitally important nesting habitat for thick-billed murres, blacklegged kittiwakes, northern fulmars and black guillemots. Its marine area has many ringed seals, bearded seals, polar bears, walruses, narwhals and beluga whales.