Given that the landscape above water is so forbidding, much of the wildlife you might spot in and around Prince Christian Sound stays close to the nutrient-rich sea. Arctic pinnipeds like blubbery ringed seals and bearded seals can often be seen lounging on icebergs between fishing expeditions, while birds are also prevalent: Look for their nests in the steep cliffs. Glaucous gulls are a likely sight, as are black guillemots, with their white wing-patches and bright-red feet. Minke, fin and blue whales are frequently visible in the waters beyond the entrance and exit to the fjord, though the massive mammals don’t often venture into the narrow confines of the passage, preferring the freedom of movement in the open sea.
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