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Sediments in James Bay Around Akimiski Island, Canada

52.9N 81.4W

August 11th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Canada – August 10th, 2012

Golden sediments frame the western and southern shores of James Bay, Canada, as well as Akimiski Island, the largest island in the bay with an area of 3,001 km2 (1,159 sq mi). The island is a coastal wetland that includes mudflats, tidal marshes, and tidal mudflats. Freshwater streams that flow into southwestern James Bay carry sediments and abundant nutrients that help to sustain the productive waterfowl habitat around Akimiski Island.

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