Walrus, dolphins and killer whales are drawn to Hudson Bay to feed on the large numbers of fish present here. The bay is also on the migration route of the polar bear as it travels south.
Hudson Bay encompasses 1,230,000 square kilometres, making it the second-largest bay in the world. The area contains great quantities of nutrients and small crustaceans. provide food for invertebrates such as molluscs, starfish and sea urchins, which feed the fish that live here – the most common being cod, salmon and polar plaice. These in turn draw the walrus, dolphins and killer whales that live in the northern regions of the bay, and polar bear migrate south to hunt seals amongst the ice.
Some 200 species of birds, including ducks, snow geese, gulls, swans and sandpipers gather on the coasts and islands. Spring brings the arrival of migrating birds and newborn animals to the tundra.
View suggested itineraries