The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History

The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History


The North Atlantic coast of North America—commonly referred to as the Atlantic Coast—extends from Newfoundland and Labrador throughout the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern usa south to Cape Hatteras. This North Atlantic zone belongs to the ocean. The maritime effect on weather, plants, and fauna is dominant — even a long way inland. either on land and at sea, this quarter is the place north meets south, the place the nice northern boreal forests intermingle with the southern coniferous-hardwood forests, and the place the icy Labrador present and the tropical Gulf flow vie for supremacy and finally combine. The Atlantic Coast attracts upon the easiest and latest technological know-how at the ecology of the sector in addition to the author’s lifetime event as a resident, biologist, and naturalist. The ebook explores the geological origins of the sector, the 2 significant wooded area nation-states, and the most freshwater and marine ecosystems, and describes the natural world that represent every one habitat. It ends with a glance at what has been misplaced and the way the rest ordinary historical past of the sector may be conserved for the future.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation

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