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North Shore: August 2013 Archives

World's largest phytoplankton-producing areas to be a new aquatic reserve

Radio-canada.ca-réserveManicouagan.jpgQuebec produces a lot of things in abundance: Hydro-electric power... maple syrup. But, were you aware that one of the world's largest phytoplankton-producing areas is located right here in this province?

It's a salt marsh, along the Saint-Lawrence river on the Manicouagan Peninsula. Last week, the Quebec government announced the area will become a protected marine park.

Jean-Phillippe Messier is Director of the nearby Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve in Baie-Comeau, and has been involved in the discussions about the park's creation.

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