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Pacific MaritimeEdit



"The Pacific Maritimes,196 200km2 of beauty, is a great place to live due to many reasons, such the great view of the Majestic Helllekcsepd kpdocky Mountains, and the warm Pacific Ocean. Or, maybe because of the old growth forests that are found nowhere else in Canada. Perhaps it is also due to the lack of pollution and all the jobs that are available here. Because of the warm, wet climate and the type of soil and the rocks and minerals found here, the Pacific Maritimes is the best place to live in Canada. The landform region and vegetation region where the Pacific Maritimes are located also contribute to this Ecozone, making it the best place to live."(  (Pacific Maritime) Location

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The pacific Maritime ecozone is located along British Columbia’s coast and its border with Alaska. 


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“The pacific Maritime ecozone is Canada’s western coastline. Here is where one finds 

the wettest weather, tallest trees, and deepest fjords in the country”(Pacific Maritime)" because they are close to the pacific Ocean, the climate is extremely different. Summers are colder, winters warmer. “Summer temperatures average 13*C, While winters average 1.5*C; there is less difference between winter and summer temperatures here than elsewhere in the country. The mountains block most of the precipitation that the

clouds would bring to the interior, so precipitation can exceed 4000 mm a year in the north, although some areas get far less than that. The Gulf islands in the south by contrast receive only 600 mm a year”(Pacific Maritime)”

Landforms         Edit

"The Pacific Maritime ecozone covers about 195000 square kilometers. The landform of the Pacific Maritime ecozone that takes up the most space are the steep and rugged Coast Mountains(1600 kilometers long and 200 kilometers wide). Another amazing lanform of the Pacific Maritime is a riot which is a inlet between high cliffs. The Pacific Maritime riots are the longest and deepest in the entire world at 190 long and 2000 deep. Lastly another main landform is the forest, as it make up about 50% of the whole ecozone."( (Pacific Maritime)

Flora and Fauna plantsEdit

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Western Red cedar

"The rainfall and mild temperatures lead to record breaking trees, both in size and in a                                                        


"Some of the characteristic of the animals you find in the Pacific Maritime are herbivores, and carnivores. The large herbivores are black-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, moose, caribou and mountain goat, and the large carnivores are black bear, grizzly bear, wolf, and mountain lion. You can also find smaller herbivores like a beaver, snowshoe hare, American pika, applodontia, hoary marmot, Vancouver marmot, townsend chipmunk, and chickree. The smaller carnivores are wolverine, mink, river otter, spotted skunk, raccoon, red fox, and marten. "Aquatic mammals here include northern sea lion, giant beaked whale, sperm whale, gray whale, orca, Pacific pilot whale, and blue whale."(Pacific Maritime)  



Steller's Jay

"Some of the types of birds that you find in that ecozone are bird of prey, shorebirds and seabirds, waterfowl, some songbirds and birds of the forest. The types of birds of prey are northern pigmy owl, long-eard owl, turkey vulture, bald eagle, and red-tailed hawk. The types of shorebirds and seabirds are American black oystercatcher, tufted puffin, glaucous- winged gull, pelagic cormorant, spotted sandpiper, common snipe, pigeon guillemot, rhinoceros auklet, and killdeer. The types of waterfowl are great blue heron, wood duck, northern pintail, blue-winged teal, mallard, Canada goose, trumpeter swan, and sandhillcrane. Some of the types of song birds are chestnut-backed, chickadee, Steller's jay, northwestern crow, red-winged blackbird, cedar waxwing, purple finch, brown creeper, American dipper, and brewer's blackbird. Types of birds of the forest are California quai, mountain quail, spruce grouse, ruffed grouse, blue grouse, lewis' woodpecker, band-tailed pigeon, and downy woodpecker."(Pacific Maritime)                           


Pacific giant salamander

Amphibians and Reptiles "The moist conditions of the Pacific Maritime allow many amphibians to thrive. A few of the frog and toad species are the western toad, red-legged frog, Pacific treefrog, wood frog, and tailed frog. Some of the characteristic salamanders and newts are the roughskin newt, long-toed salamander, northwestern salamander, Pacific giant salamander, western red back salamander, and Eschscholtz's salamander. The turtles of the ecozone include leatherback turtle and green turtle. Some snakes and lizards  that are found here are the garter snake, western terrestrial garter snake, sharptail snake, northwestern garter snake, and northern aligator lizard." 

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"The species of fish found in the Pacific Maritime are the pacific salmon, pacific herring, pacific halibut, steelhead, cutthroat trout, dolly coastrange sculpin. Western brook lamprey, pacific lamprey, river lamprey, green strugeon, white strugeon, pink salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, and sockeye salmon are the kinds of fish that enters freshwater to spawn."(Pacific Maritime)  


works cited

=="Pacific Maritime."Canadianbiodiversity..Museums Assistance Program of heritage Canada, . Website . Friday November 15 2013.       ==

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