Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Musquash Estuary becomes Canada's newest MPA

The Bay of Fundy's Musquash Estuary has just been officially designated as Canada's sixth Marine Protected Area (MPA).

It is a rural, relatively pristine area with little development, and an outstanding example of a fully functioning estuary and salt marsh complex.

Located approximately 20 kilometres southwest of the city of Saint John, New Brunswick, the Musquash ecosystem provides a rich habitat for a variety of plants, commercial and non-commercial fish species, and other wildlife. The Musquash Estuary is highly valued by local residents, government agencies, and conservation organizations in the region.

This is one of David H. Thompson's photos of the Musquash Marsh. For more of David's photos or to learn more about Marine Protected Areas.

1 comment:

J. Scott Cameron said...

mòran taing terri. congratulations on a fantastic website! i am in awe. it is wonderful ... nova scotia, whales, tides, food, wine, robbie burns and more re: stories, photos, video, etc.. thanks again for contacting me admist my sleuth regarding advocate harbour's native son "fred simpson cameron", winner of the 1910 boston marathon. aye, no doubt i am coming back east for a visit and to run the hills of advocate harbour to parrsboro! if you and / or your friends ever learn of family related to fred living in nova scotia and beyond please let me know. sláinte! scott cameron - descendant of isle of tiree, scotland ... guelph, ontario, canada. mar sin leibh an dràsda. http://jscottcameron.blogspot.com/