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The village of Kangiqsujuaq in northern Quebec (population less than 500) is nestled on a deep bay off Hudson Strait.

Bay Watch

The village of Kangiqsujuaq in northern Quebec (population roughly 500) is nestled on a deep bay at the tip of Peninsule D'Ungava off Hudson Strait. The town was a staging ground for WHOI oceanographer Fiammetta Straneo and colleagues as they worked to deploy a mooring nearby. The Strait is like a pipe funneling huge amounts of relatively fresh water—from rivers that drain into Hudson Bay, from melting sea ice in the bay, and also from the Arctic Ocean—into the North Atlantic. Small changes in the freshwater input into the North Atlantic can potentially induce large changes in ocean circulation and variations in our climate. (Photo by Fiammetta Straneo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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