Musquodoboit Harbour

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Musquodoboit Harbour

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  • Area: 
    1,925 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    44°42'N 63°06'W
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Musquodoboit Harbour. 27/05/87; Nova Scotia; 1,925 ha; 44°42'N 063°06'W. Provincial Park, Game Sanctuary. A complex of intertidal sand and mudflats with scattered islands protected from the sea by a sand spit (Martinique Beach) and fringed by saltmarsh. Strong tidal flow allows the estuary to remain ice-free during the winter. The mudflats support extensive beds of Zostera and abundant invertebrates, providing food for large numbers of staging and wintering waterbirds. One of the most important coastal staging and wintering sites for Branta canadensis (up to 6,000 and 3,000 respectively). Erosion may eventually destroy the protective spit. Ramsar site no. 369. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Nova Scotia

  • National legal designation: 
    • game sanctuary
    • provincial park
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