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Wooden boat on the edges of the ice pack
Wooden boat on a sled on the sea ice. Canadian Arctic Archipelago islands are separated by large channels ranging from less than 100 meters to about 600 meters forming a continuous ice layer in winter, except for several permanent polynyas. Polynyas, areas of open water surrounded by ice, are marine oases thanks to their richness in nutrients, in particular in plankton, and therefore a privileged fishing and hunting place for Inuit people.
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