The Laurentian Channel has been identified as containing the highest levels of biodiversity off the Newfoundland shores. The variety of depths within the Channel creates great diversity of habitats. These habitats allow many different species to live, spawn and migrate through the area.
The Laurentian Channel is an area from 45°N to 47.5°N, from the slopes of the banks into the Laurentian Channel to the western boundary of the Placentia Bay-Grand Banks Large Ocean Management Area, as seen as area 23 on the map to the right.
Additionally many at risk species can be found, such as:
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