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Encyclopedia > Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Bathymetry of the Gulf, with the Laurentian Channel visible
Bathymetry of the Gulf, with the Laurentian Channel visible

Gulf of Saint Lawrence (French: golfe du Saint-Laurent), the world's largest estuary, is the outlet of North America's Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. Image File history File links Gulf_of_Saint_Lawrence. ... Image File history File links StLawrence_Gulf_bathymetry. ... Image File history File links StLawrence_Gulf_bathymetry. ... Bathymetry is the underwater equivalent to topography. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. ... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ...


The river goes into the gulf through the Jacques Cartier Strait between the Côte-Nord region of Quebec and the north shore of Anticosti Island, and the Honguedo Strait between the south shore of Anticosti Island and the Gaspé Peninsula. The Jacques Cartier Strait (French Détroit de Jacques-Cartier) is a strait in eastern North America. ... Map of Cote-Nord in relation to Quebec Côte-Nord (literally Northern Coast) is the second largest administrative (235,742 km², 17%) region by land area in Quebec, Canada, after Nord-du-Quebec. ... Anticosti - Landsat photo Anticosti Island (French, lÃŽle dAnticosti) is a rocky, forest covered island at the outlet of the Saint Lawrence River into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, in Quebec, Canada, between 49° and 50° N., and between 61° 40 and 64° 30 W.. It is separated on... The Honguedo Strait (Fr. ... NASA satellite image of the Gaspé Peninsula. ...


The gulf is bounded on the north by the Labrador Peninsula, to the east by Newfoundland, to the south by Nova Scotia (particularly Cape Breton Island), and to the west by the Gaspé and New Brunswick. It contains Anticosti Island, Prince Edward Island, and the Magdalen Islands. Labrador Peninsula, Canada Labrador Peninsula is a large peninsula in eastern Canada. ... Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Cheap Breatuinn, Mikmaq: Unamakika, simply: Cape Breton) is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Flower Violet Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 71 450 km² 1... Anticosti - Landsat photo Anticosti Island (French, lÃŽle dAnticosti) is a rocky, forest covered island at the outlet of the Saint Lawrence River into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, in Quebec, Canada, between 49° and 50° N., and between 61° 40 and 64° 30 W.. It is separated on... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Magdalen Islands — location The Magdalen Islands (French, îles de la Madeleine) are a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with an area of 194. ...


It flows into the Atlantic through the Strait of Belle Isle between Labrador and Newfoundland, the Cabot Strait between Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island, and the Strait of Canso between Cape Breton Island and peninsular Nova Scotia. It should be noted that since construction of the Canso Causeway in 1955, the Strait of Canso does not permit free-flowing exchange of waters between the gulf and the Atlantic. The Strait of Belle Isle (French: Détroit de Belle Île), sometimes referred to as Straits of Belle Isle or Labrador Straits) is a waterway in eastern Canada that separates the Labrador Peninsula from the island of Newfoundland, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Cabot Strait is a strait in eastern Canada approximately 110 kilometres wide between Cape Ray, Newfoundland Island and Cape North, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. ... The Strait of Canso (also Gut of Canso or Canso Strait), is located in northeastern North America in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... The Canso Causeway (45°38′38″N, 61°25′11″W) is a 1385 m rock-fill causeway in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Besides the Saint Lawrence River itself, semi-major tributaries of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence include the Miramichi River, the Natashquan River, the Restigouche River, the Margaree River, and the Humber River. Arms of the Gulf include the Chaleur Bay, Miramichi Bay, St. George's Bay, Bay of Islands, and Northumberland Strait. The Miramichi River is a Canadian river located in the central-eastern part of the province of New Brunswick. ... The Restigouche River (fr. ... The Margaree River is a river on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. ... The Humber River is a river in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Chaleur Bay (baie des Chaleurs in French) is an arm of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence separating Quebecs Gaspé Peninsula from New Brunswicks North Shore. The wide mouth of the Restigouche River is formed at the western-most (upper) end of the bay. ... Miramichi Bay is an estuary located on the west coast of the Gulf of St. ... St. ... The Bay of Islands is located on the west coast of the island of islands that are scattered throughout it, some of which were populated for generations with fishing families, but since the mid 20th century the islands are used mainly for camping and family cabins. ... The Northumberland Strait (French: détroit de Northumberland) is a strait in the southern part of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in eastern North America. ...


The first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence occurred in New Brunswick on July 7, 1534. July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... Events February 27 - Group of Anabaptists of Jan Matthys seize Münster and declare it The New Jerusalem - they begin to exile dissenters and forcible baptize all others May 10 - Jacques Cartier explores Newfoundland while searching for the Northwest Passage. ...


St. Paul Island, Nova Scotia, off the northeast tip of Cape Breton Island, is referred to as the "Graveyard of the Gulf" for its many shipwrecks. Bonaventure Island on the eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, Île Brion and Rochers-aux-Oiseaux northeast of the Magdalen Islands are important migratory bird sanctuaries administered by the Canadian Wildlife Service. Canada maintains national parks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence estuary at Forillon on the eastern tip of the Gaspé, Prince Edward Island on the north shore of the island, Kouchibouguac on the northeast coast of New Brunswick, Cape Breton Highlands on the northern tip of Cape Breton Island, Gros Morne on Newfoundland's west coast, and a national park reserve in the Mingan Archipelago on Quebec's Côte-Nord. St. ... Bonaventure Island (officially île Bonaventure) is a 4. ... Magdalen Islands — location The Magdalen Islands (French, îles de la Madeleine) are a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with an area of 194. ... The species that periodically migrate are called migratory bird, those that do not are called resident bird See also Resident bird Category: ... Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales A national park is a reserve of land, usually owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ... Forillon National Park is located on the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... Prince Edward Island National Park is a Canadian National Park located on Prince Edward Island. ... Kouchibougac National Park is located in on the east coast of the province of New Brunswick, north of the town of Richibucto. ... Cape Breton Highlands National Park is located on northern Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia. ... Western Brook Pond. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Map of Cote-Nord in relation to Quebec Côte-Nord (literally Northern Coast) is the second largest administrative (235,742 km², 17%) region by land area in Quebec, Canada, after Nord-du-Quebec. ...


The Laurentian Channel is a feature of the Gulf floor that was formed during previous glaciations, where the continental shelf was eroded by the St. Lawrence River during periods of global sealevel minimums. Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...  Sediment  Rock  Mantle The continental shelf is the extended perimeter of each continent, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow seas (known as shelf seas) andbbccvcnccccccccccccccccccccccccvvvvvvvvvvvvvvcggggggggggggggggyutu7ti8yukiyuiyutuiyuiytui gulfs. ...


Sources

  • The Gulf of St. Lawrence - A Unique Ecosystem, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Timing and position of late Wisconsinan ice-margins on the upper slope seaward of Laurentian Channel

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Gulf of Saint Lawrence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
The river goes into the gulf through the Jacques Cartier Strait between the Côte-Nord region of Quebec and the north shore of Anticosti Island, and the Honguedo Strait between the south shore of Anticosti Island and the Gaspé Peninsula.
The gulf is bounded on the north by the Labrador Peninsula, to the east by Newfoundland, to the south by Nova Scotia (particularly Cape Breton Island), and to the west by the Gaspé and New Brunswick.
Besides the Saint Lawrence River itself, semi-major tributaries of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence include the Miramichi River, the Natashquan River, the Restigouche River, the Margaree River, and the Humber River.
Saint Lawrence River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (716 words)
The Saint Lawrence River (French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.
The Saint Lawrence River is born at the outflow of Lake Ontario at Kingston, Ontario.
The source of the North River in the Mesabi Range in Minnesota is considered to be the source of the Saint Lawrence River.
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