Soper lake

Soper Lake (Inuktitut: Tasiujajuaq, meaning "big lake-like lake") is a large, irregularly-shaped lake in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located on Baffin Island's Meta Incognita Peninsula. The Inuit name references the lake's meromictic attribute, a mixture of fresh and salt water caused by a set of reversing falls and 9–10 m (30–33 ft) tides in Pleasant Inlet. The fresh water of Soper River drains into the lake which drains into the salt water Pleasant Inlet before reaching the Arctic Ocean.

The hamlet of Kimmirut (previously, Lake Harbour) is situated at Glasgow Bay. In 1911, Hudson's Bay Company established its first south Baffin trading post at Lake Harbour.[1]

The river and lake were named by Canadian biologist and Arctic explorer, J. Dewey Soper who travelled in the area in 1931.[2]

Fauna

The lake is home to Greenland cod.

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