NWT Crew Surveying Arctic Coast, Nearly Finished

Written by Fred Roetker
Sunday, June 06, 2010

Photo of Fred Roetker.We flew survey lines just inland from the Beaufort Sea today along the Northwest Territories Arctic coast. Duck numbers continue to be strong. The spring break-up was early this year, and nesting appears to be well under way.

N708 at Tuktoyaktuk. (Credit: Fred Roetker, USFWS)

N708 at Tuktoyaktuk. Credit: Fred Roetker, USFWS

Tuktoyaktuk James Gruben Airport--the northernmost stop on the survey. (Credit: Fred Roetker, USFWS)

Tuktoyaktuk James Gruben Airport--the northernmost stop on the survey. Credit: Fred Roetker, USFWS

Tundra wetlands. (Credit: Fred Roetker, USFWS)

Tundra wetlands. Credit: Fred Roetker, USFWS