Huge deep-water area off Nova Scotia declared a marine refuge

Date: June 8, 2022

Source: CBC News

Author: Paul Withers

In more World Ocean Day news, on June 8 an area off of the coast of Nova Scotia of about 44,000 square kilometres was declared a marine refuge by the Canadian government.

This protection will help conserve deep-sea ecosystems that are home to amazing species such as cold-water corals and sponges.

Susanna Fuller, vice-president of operations and projects at Oceans North, says the establishment of the Eastern Canyons Refuge “actually starts to get to the end point of some of the conservation we’ve needed on the continental shelf.”

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