Fundy National Park

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Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park is located in New Brunswick, which falls into the Atlantic Maritime eco-zone. The Atlantic Maritimes are heavily forested and have a long history of European settlers.

New Brunswick has a typically continental climate. Continental climates compared to true maritime climates, have an earlier spring and shorter fall, wider fluctuations of temperatures from day to day and from season to season, an more snowfall, but less precipitation. July is the warmest month in New Brunswick. The average summer temperature range is from 22C on the Fundy coast to 25c and higher inland. January is the coldest month. Along the southeastern shores, the January mean is around –7.5C.

Fundy National Park is in the transition zone between the strictly coniferous boreal forest to the north and the deciduous dominated forest to the south. Generally Fundy's forest is a mix of red spruce, balsam fir, yellow birch, white birch, and maples. It is known as an Acadian forest. The forest floor is covered with carpets of moss, wood fern, and bunchberry. Representing the southern element of the Acadian Forest and covering 5.4 percent of the park are pure hardwood stands. Yellow birch, the largest of Fundy's hardwoods, and white birch are the most abundant. Other species include suger maple, red maple, and beech.

Landforms and Natural Resources
Fish are one of the natural resources. Scallops, herring, cod, salmon, halibut, sardines, and lobster live off the East Coast of the Canadian Atlantic Ocean. The ocean helps fish live there due to the warmer water and the vast amount of food that are found close to shore. Forestry is another resource that is found in this region. The land there is hilly with lowlands and high lands. The land helps trees grow from the rich soil that was left long ago from the glaciers. Mineral like coal, zinc, lead, copper, and iron are also...
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