This 32 page report presents the Gulf of St. Lawrence as a unique marine ecosystem that features complex oceanographic processes and also maintains a high biological diversity of marine life. The information provided covers physical systems such as the properties of water, physical oceanography and geological components. The biological aspects include descriptions of macrophytic, planktonic and benthic communities, reptiles, fish, marine birds and mammals. There is also a discussion on the human components such as settlement, industrial activity and governance. By providing relevant information in this format the report highlights the challenge of managing multiple human activities within the context of a dynamic, diverse and unique marine ecosystem. It was produced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2005.
An oil spill in the Gulf will affect 5 provinces. Watch this video simulation by David Suzuki Foundation.
Watch actor Jason Priestley's passionate plea for a moratorium. (Ruby Tree Films photo)
Endangered blue whales feed in the Gulf of St. Lawrence along with thousands of other species. Learn more.
Actor Ethan Hawke has strong reasons to support a moratorium. Find out why.
Farley Mowat is an ardent defender of the Gulf. Read his sizzling OpEd. (CineFocus Canada photo)
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