Grand Banks


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Grand Banks

An extensive area of shoals in the western Atlantic Ocean off southeast Newfoundland, Canada. The mingling of the cold Labrador Current and the warmer Gulf Stream and the shallowness of the water produces heavy fogs and severe storms and has historically made it a highly productive fishing ground.

Grand Banks

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(Placename) a part of the continental shelf in the Atlantic, extending for about 560 km (350 miles) off the SE coast of Newfoundland: meeting place of the cold Labrador Current and the warm Gulf Stream, producing frequent fogs and formerly rich fishing grounds

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an extensive shoal SE of Newfoundland: fishing grounds. 350 mi. (565 km) long; 40,000 sq. mi. (104,000 sq. km).
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This closed car smells of salt fish, the strong New England and commercial scent, reminding me of the Grand Banks and the fisheries.
We'll be on the Grand Bank to-night; but in a general way o' speakin', we're all among the fishing-fleet now.
This vessel will positively impact the economy across Atlantic Canada, creating 70 new well-paying, year-round jobs in our fleet and grow our 52-week processing operations by up to 50 per cent in the Town of Grand Bank, NL, where we've been a proud community employer for nearly 25 years.
Newfoundland cod spawned out to sea on the Grand Banks in vast schools, while other populations of the fish teemed in waters from Labrador all the way down to the coast of New England.
The Grand Banks is a broad platform, generally shallower than 100 m, underlain by Appalachian continental crust and extending in some places beyond Canada's 200 nm limit.
About 75 percent of them "escaped" that coast-hugging deep underwater pathway and instead drifted into the open ocean before rounding the Grand Banks.
From the Grand Banks to the Sierras: An Illustrated Seminar on the Cultural History of Irish Traditional Music in North America" with Gearoid O hAllmhurain
This message in a bottle was thrown into the sea on Sept 28 2006 approximately east south east of St John's from the Terra Nova which operates as an oil protection facility (ship) on the Grand Banks.
One of the foggiest places in the world is Grand Banks which is off the island of Newfoundland in Canada.
But fishermen on the Grand Banks off the Canadian province of Nova Scotia said exactly the same thing years ago.
For stranded offshore natural gas resources such as those on the Grand Banks, CNG is becoming a competitive option for markets up to 2,500 miles away.
The Grand Banks, the body of water off the east coast of Newfoundland, Canada, is considered the foggiest place on Earth.