Many of the nearby islands are preserved. Therefore, the Aasiaat area provides unique opportunities for studying the rich wildlife of Greenland. During the Summer, the area is alive with arctic tern, humpback whales and minke whales. As well as narwhales during the Winter.
The ocean surrounding Aasiaat serves as a major pantry for the whales. These waters are rich on kril, and large groups of whales often emerge simultaneously from the surface, hunting for food.