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Labrador Coast

To the north of North America lies an ice-covered ocean: the Arctic.
Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica).
Photo: Biodôme de Montréal
Atlantic puffin
  • Atlantic puffin
  • King Eider (Somateria spectabilis)
  • Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica).
  • Labrador Coast.
  • Alca torda


The subarctic zone represented here is a rocky stretch of Labrador coastline (schist), with steep cliffs.


The temperature is kept relatively constant, between 12ºC and 15ºC. The duration of sunlight (photoperiod) matches the natural cycle in the region.


No natural vegetation is present.


There are some 60 alcids, including Atlantic puffins, common murres and black guillemots.

Map of the ecosystem

Labrador Coast map

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