Lady Franklin Island is a remote, rocky island located off the southeast coast of Baffin Island. The expedition team took a Zodiac cruise around the island and spotted different types of mosses, a large group of walruses on the ice, polar bears, and some very dramatic geology. For such a small island it really was home to a lot of biodiversity!
Choose a hotspot for an in-depth look at one of the fascinating things we learned in this location.
These islands, surrounded by ice, are the perfect habitat for polar bears. At least six polar bears were spotted here.
Marine life is just as exciting and diverse under water as it is above the water.
Polar bears can be hard to spot – you have to look closely to see them!
The Arctic food web is very complex with many marine organisms relying on another to complete the chain. In Arctic waters many small organisms, known as diatoms, form the basis for the Arctic food chain.
Sea ice like this is the perfect place to look for walruses who use the sea ice for hunting and transportation. Female walruses also haul out on ice floes to give birth and raise their young.