Finlayson Islands

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name = Finlayson Islands


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location = Northern Canada
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archipelago = Canadian Arctic Archipelago
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highest mount = Unnamed
elevation = convert|160|ft|m|abbr=on
country = Canada
country admin divisions title = Territories
country admin divisions = flag|Nunavut
country admin divisions title 1 = Region
country admin divisions 1 = Kitikmeot
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The Finlayson Islands are a string of Canadian arctic islands in Nunavut, Canada. The group lies in Dease Strait, approximately convert|20|km2|sqmi|abbr=on from Cape Alexander, south of Victoria Island and north of the mainland's Kent Peninsula. [cite web |url=http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/topo/map?mapsize=428%20380&lat=69.0833000003&long=-105.9667&mapxy=-423437.243024+2222638.5573&scale=5000000&feature_na=Finlayson+Islands&location1=62&unique_key=0c73e4b6849c20c32c84d2085bbdefb7&searchstring=lands&entity=ISL&layers=fapfeature+fapfeature%20north_arrow%20other_features%20million_grid%20t50k_grid%20grid_50k_3%20roads%20hydrography%20boundary%20builtup%20vegetation%20populated_places%20railway%20power_network%20manmade_features%20designated_areas%20water_features%20water_saturated_soils%20relief%20contours%20toponymy%20contour%20nodata_ntdb_50k&urlappend=%26unique_key%3D0c73e4b6849c20c32c84d2085bbdefb7%26map.layer%5Btextzoom03%5D%3DFEATURE+POINTS+-423265.915447+2223635.02857+END+TEXT+%22Finlayson%2BIslands%22+END%26map.layer%5Btextzoom46%5D%3DFEATURE+POINTS+-423265.915447+2223635.02857+END+TEXT+%22Finlayson%2BIslands%22+END%26map.layer%5Bpolygonresultzoom0%5D%3DDATA+fap_islands%26map.layer%5Bpolygonresultzoom1%5D%3DDATA+fap_islands%26map.layer%5Bpolygonresultzoom2%5D%3DDATA+fap_islands%26map.layer%5Bpolygonresultzoom0outline%5D%3DDATA+fap_islands%26map.layer%5Bpolygonresultzoom1outline%5D%3DDATA+fap_islands%26map.layer%5Bpolygonresultzoom2outline%5D%3DDATA+fap_islands%26map.layer%5Barrowzoom03%5D%3DFEATURE+POINTS+-423265.915447+2223635.02857+END+END |title=Information on "Finlayson Islands" |accessdate=2008-05-26 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=Atlas of Canada] The community of Cambridge Bay is approximately convert|23|km2|sqmi|abbr=on to the east. [cite web |url=http://www.northabout.com/nwp/NWP11-12.htm |title=http://www.northabout.com/nwp/NWP11-12.htm |accessdate=2008-05-26 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=northabout.com]

An early survey was made by Sir Richard Collinson on board the "Enterprise" during his search for Sir John Franklin's lost expedition. Collinson noted the islands to be a basalt ridge running south/southeast. The largest measures convert|2|sqmi|km2|abbr=on long by convert|.75|sqmi|km2|abbr=on wide. [cite book |url= |pages=286-288http://books.google.com/books?id=zrR5LmfV6YUC&pg=PA258&lpg=PA258&dq=%22finlayson+islands%22&source=web&ots=3oMXe9mM31&sig=We72uL6JBxdaKrepdptj1UXRLgo&hl=en#PPA286,M1 |title=Journal of H.M.S. Enterprise, on the expedition in search of Sir John Franklin's ships by Behring Strait, 1850-55 |last=Collinson |first=Richard |authorlink= |coauthors=Collinson, T.B. |year=1889 |publisher=Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington |location=London |oclc= 22079420 |isbn=]

Colonies of Thayer's Gull and Glaucous Gull are located on one of the larger islands.cite journal |url=http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Wilson/v090n04/p0479-p0491.html |title=ON MATURATION OF THAYER'S GULL |accessdate=2008-05-26 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date=December,1978 |journal=THE WILSON BULLETIN |vol=90 |number=4 |publisher=unm.edu]

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