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Cumberland Sound (variants: Cumberland Straits; Hogarth Sound; Northumberland Inlet) is a body of water in Qikiqtaaluk Regionmarker, Nunavutmarker, Canadamarker. It is a western arm of the Labrador Seamarker located between Baffin Islandmarker's Hall Peninsulamarker and the Cumberland Peninsulamarker. It is approximately long and wide.

Small islands litter the stretch of water which was formed from glacial activity and meltwater produced from the receding glacier.

The only settlement located on the shore of the sound on the Cumberland Peninsula is Pangnirtungmarker.

Fauna

The bay is home to the Cumberland Sound Beluga whale, an endangered species thought to reside year-round in the sound, with summers spent at the northern end. Orcas also use the sound.

References

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada



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