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