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Images: Letter from Kangiqsujuaq

Not far from the vilage of Kangiqsujuaq, WHOI researchers deployed a mooring (yellow star) to measure fresh water funneled out of Hudson Bay via the Hudson Strait into the North Atlantic. Fresh water potentially can induce changes in ocean circulation and climate. (Map courtesy of NASA)

The village of Kangiqsujuaq in northern Quebec (population less than 500) is nestled on a deep bay off Hudson Strait. (Photo by Fiamma Straneo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

When WHOI researchers were stranded in Kangiqsujuaq because weather canceled outgoing flights, the owner of Charlie's Motel (above) opened his doors to them. (Photo by Fiamma Straneo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Mariners from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Pierre Radisson use an inflatable boat to deploy a mooring equipped with an Arctic Winch, the white and yellow device on top. The mooring will spend a year measuring the outflow of fresh water through the Hudson Strait. (Photo by Fiamma Straneo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)