Southern Coast of Newfoundland

southern coast of Newfoundland

The geological structure mentioned earlier begins on the southern coast near Port aux Basques and continues up the west coast to the end of the Northern Peninsula - a coastal plain with the ocean on one side and the escarpments of the Long Mountains on the other. The width of the plain varies from almost non-existent to several miles wide.

The vegetation tends to be stunted and twisted from the effects of the almost constant wind and the salt spray it carries inland. This produces a habitat type known as "tuckamoor", examples of which can be seen all over the world.

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