Temperate Seashore

The northern Atlantic stretches from the coast of Scotland (below)...

(St.Kilda, Scotland) the shores of east Canada (below).

Percé Rock (Canada)

These coasts have the highest tides in the world.


And some of the oldest rocks...

canada-fossilFossil from Canadian coast

The wildlife includes the Alcid family, which contains the Puffins and relatives. 

stKildaPuffinFratercula arctica, 'Atlantic/Common Puffin', (St.Kilda, Scotland)

The most spectacular bird breeding colonies belong to Morus bassanus, 'Northern Gannet'. Of the three Gannet species that live in temperate seas around the world (Australasian Gannet, Cape Gannet and Northern Gannet), these are the largest.

stKildaStacksNorthern Gannet breeding colony, (St.Kilda, Scotland)

Places to enjoy the northern Atlantic temperate seashore

National parks and areas you can explore and experience the seashores of the northern temperate oceans include Bonaventure Island in Canada and St.Kilda in Scotland.

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