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Sediments Entering Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada

53.7N 60.9W

May 28th, 2013 Category: Sediments

Canada – May 28th, 2013

Global climate models suggest that sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic will increase by 24ÂșC by 2090 due to anthropogenic increases in greenhouse gases emissions. Scientists have found that notable increases in sea surface temperatures are likely to occur in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, visible in this image, its lower reaches brown from sediments.

Increased sea surface temperatures may benefit aquaculture in the inner Bay of Fundy and enable expansion of salmon aquaculture into waters of northern Nova Scotia, southern Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. However, increased sea temperatures will seriously hinder attempts at the recovery of endangered Atlantic salmon populations, and the restoration of historic salmon runs where populations have been extirpated (click here for more information).

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