Tern Island Research Facility
There are three cabins, one capable of sleeping eight people, one for storage, and one for cooking in.
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Small unnamed island (nicknamed Tern Island), East of Crozier Island
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
Seasonally-Operated Field Camp, Site for Observing/Monitoring
Main Research Disciplines
The research station was set up in 2007 after a re-current colony of Ross’s Gulls was discovered. Since then, we have monitored population trends, reproductive biology, migration routes, and contaminant profiles of Arctic Terns, Sabine’s Gulls, Long-tailed Ducks and Common Eiders.
Current work continues to monitor population trends, reproductive biology, migration routes, and contaminant profiles of Arctic Terns, Sabine’s Gulls, Ross’s Gulls, but the site is not in operation every year.
By Twin Otter or Helicopter charter
Only temporary storage while on site is available
One sleeping cabin suitable for up to 8 people
One kitchen cabin
Recommend supplying own fuel. Fuel for use by field staff is flown in each year
Various licenses and permits may be required depending on type of use/research
Special Rules and Regulations
Local External Resources
Polar Continental Shelf Program; RCMP (if not a PCSP supported project); Resolute Bay Hunters and Trappers Organization
Nearest Medical Service
This facility is located in polar bear country. There is no fresh water. Snow must be melted and stored in barrels.
Determined on a case-by-case basis.
A full field season for this site runs from early June to early September, however, the site is not operational every year.