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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Animals
    Water and Cobbles Contact Animals Squirrel Terra Nova National Park September 2008 Nature Nature Weather and Climate Icebergs Animals Birds Whales Newfoundland has fewer varieties of animals than the mainland Among the animals native to the island are the black bear woodland caribou otter muskrat fox and lynx Moose are fairly numerous They are not native to Newfoundland but were introduced to the island early in the 20th century as were the squirrel coyote en several species of mice Moose at the Northern Peninsula August 2006 Moose were not native to Newfoundland but were introduced here more than a century ago In 1878 a bull and a cow were brought from Nova Scotia and released at Gander Bay In 1904 two bulls and two cows from New Brunswick were released near Howley From these beginnings the present population totals almost 125 000 and to day moose can be found almost anywhere on the island The moose is the largest living member of the deer family Adult moose weigh 385 535 kg and have a shoulder height of 180 cm Be cautious year round when driving especially at dusk or dawn Back fox at Sleepy Cove August 2008 Newfoundland s Red

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Birds
    referred to as the Seabird capital of North America Among the most frequent species are petrels kittiwakes murres razorbills Northern gannets and puffins There are dozens of large seabird colonies on Newfoundland Great Island one of the four islands of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is home to the largest breeding colony of Atlantic Puffins in eastern North America Turnstones at Sleepy Cove Twillingate August 2008 For those who love to observe gannets Cape St Mary s Ecological Reserve is an absolute must see Cape St Mary s is a seabird sanctuary with the largest nesting colony of gannets in Newfoundland and the third largest in North America From the Interpretation Centre it is a 15 to 20 minutes walk to the vantage point which overlooks Bird Rock It s very imposing to observe these beautiful golden headed birds with the two metre wing span from only 15 metres away Besides seabirds Newfoundland is also home to a great number of coastal birds and waders A common wader in Newfoundland is the Greater Yellowlegs But also a lot of sand pipers and sanderlings can regularly be seen looking for their food in th tide line along the coast Scoter Blow

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  • Welkom op Newfoundland :: Whales
    decay Seaweed Photos Washed Ashore Blow Me Down Drift wood Reflection Quartet Water and Cobbles Contact Whales The tail of a diving humpback Sleepy Cove Crow Head Twillingate August 2008 Nature Nature Weather and Climate Icebergs Animals Birds Whales Every year from June to August thousands of humpbacks from the waters off the Dominican Republic pass the east coast of Newfoundland on their way north to feed on herrings capelin and krill They are accompanied by numerous other species and dolphins Orcas are also occasional migrators Although the whales will be visible from the coast with binoculars it is well worthwhile to take a boat to have a closer look More than a dozen species of whales frequent the waters of Newfoundland and Labrador but the humpback and the minke are the two most commonly seen In fact you will find the worlds greatest concentration of feeding humpbacks along Newfoundland s east coast numbering in the thousands each year Weighing in about 30 tonnes for an adult the humpbacks are nevertheless extremely graceful Quite often a tour boat skipper will discretely follow a pair or a pod of whales as they cruise the water looking for food They ll dip

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: La Scie
    living in the community Most of the families fished for a living Their catch included cod herring salmon seals and a small landing of lobster In 1930 Fisheries Products Limited opened a fish plant which paid the fishermen 3 cents per pound for cod The plant was only opened for 5 years July 1960 saw the opening of a new fishplant with 140 employees processing frozen fillets Job Brothers and Co Ltd opened up another plant in 1963 and also took salmon along with the codfish National Sea Products bought the plant from Job Brothers and Co Ltd in the late 1970 s It employed 500 people in 1978 and in 1981 it employed 665 people That year 16 million pounds of fish was processed at the plant Approximately 40 percent of the fish was landed at La Scie The rest came from 12 other communities on the peninsula During that year fish was bought from 743 fishermen who operated 316 small boats and 28 longliners During the 1984 fishing season National Sea purchased fish from 932 fisherman 153 of whom were based in La Scie while the rest were from the other communities on the Baie Verte Peninsula Peak employment at that time in the plant was 700 people for the processing of cod herring flounder squid turbot mackerel and caplin In 1989 the plant processed 22 million pounds of fish Nowadays the total number of fisherpeople in La Scie is 281 These fisherpeople have a total number of 141 boats from small speed boats for inshore fisherpersons to longliners for the offshore fisherpersons Catch that is brought in on these boats is sold to various fish plants other than National Sea which is located in La Scie Island Cove Beach Island Cove RV Park The town has a

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Twillingate
    islands off the French coast near Brest also called Toulinquet The town is presumed to have been used as a fishing port during the 15th and 16th centuries but did not have any recorded settlers until the 17th century By the winter of 1739 there were 152 people living in Twillingate the livyers or permanent settlers English fishermen and their families from the coast of Devonshire The population boomed and the 18th century saw Twillingate become a thriving fishing community the Capital of the North As one of the province s oldest seaports for two centuries Twillingate became the northern capital and the centre of trade for the Labrador and shore fisheries Prior to the moratorium on northern cod fishing and its processing in the local plant was the major source of employment in the area Since the downfall of the fishery many local business people and residents have been diligent in their efforts to promote tourism in the area Twillingate Durrell Georgina Stirling The Nightingale of the North This is the title of a book by Amy Louise Peyton about Georgina Stirling 1866 1935 This Twillingate native was a famous opera singer and she was known professionaly as Marie Toulinquet She won acclaim for her performances at the Paris Opera and La Scala in Milan If you would like to learn more about Twillingate then visit the Twillingate Museum and the Durrell Museum Sleepy Cove Each time we have visited Newfoundland we have stayed at Twillingate including camping in our little tent at Sea Breeze Municipal Park at Sleepy Cove During the years 1913 1917 Sleepy Cove had a copper mine now one can see the ruins of the mine hike around the area and find pieces of copper Some nice hiking trails begin at Sea Breeze Park One

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Twillingate :: Sleepy Cove
    witnesses of this short lived industrial activity Little is known about the history of Twillingate Island s Sleepy Cove mine Despite the mine s poor productivity enough intriguing fragments of information exist to draw a sketch of its rise and fall One of these sources is Once Upon A Mine Story of Pre Confederation Mines on the Island of Newfoundland by Wendy Martin who writes about Sleepy Cove In 1905 Obediah Hodder of Pennsylvania revisited his birthplace at Crow Head on Twillingate Island and while exploring his old haunts happened upon a copper prospect that he had found as a child That was the newspaper version of the discovery on the Crow Head or Sleepy Cove mine Another story described how Hodder s father spotted the ore while searching for net ballast The facts are the Obediah s father James and brother Edgar staked the Sleepy Cove orebody with other men in the early 1900s and sold it to Obediah around 1906 for 5000 and a 20 cents per ton royalty He then incorporated the Great Northern Copper Company Limited and transferred the claim to the firm Like many of his contemporaries Obediah Hodder clung to the belief that a sophisticated surface outlay could compensate for an indifferent mineral deposit Disregarding the Sleepy Cove orebody s limited size and copper content he spent 225 000 on importing the latest mine equipment from the United States Older Twillingate residents can recall its arrival by steamship in the fall of 1908 Crow Head men still relate the problems in hauling it piece by piece over the snow from Twillingate to the mine site using horses and sleds To obtain an idea of how the Sleepy Cove mine appeared in its prime one can look in the Crow Head Town Hall at Melvin

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  • Welkom op Newfoundland :: Economie :: landbouw
    Down Drijfhout Spiegeling Vierluik Water en keien Contact Landbouw Bakeapple Economie en industrie Economie Landbouw Visserij Hout en papier Mijnbouw en olie Dienstverlening Landbouw is van ondergeschikt belang voor Newfoundlands economie Een schrale bodem en een kort groeiseizoen staan de teelt van veel gewassen in de weg Landbouw wordt daarom voornamelijk bedreven op gebieden ten zuiden van St John s bij Deer Lake en in de Codroy Valley Veel geteelde

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  • Welkom op Newfoundland :: Economie :: visserij
    zij opbouwden Tweehonderd jaar lang werd de visserij voornamelijk als een seizoenshandel bedreven vanuit havens aan de andere kant van de Atlantische oceaan maar op den duur werd het door concurrentie gunstiger zich dichtbij de visgronden te vestigen In die tijd was de visserij inshore Er werd gevist in kleine open bootjes in dichtbij gelegen visgronden en de vangst werd door het hele gezin klaargemaakt voor de markt Op het hoogtepunt van deze traditionele visserij rond 1880 woonden er 200 000 mensen in Newfoundland meestal in kleine afgelegen nederzettingen outports langs de 6000 mijl ruige kustlijn Negentig procent van de mannelijke beroepsbevolking was werkzaam in de visindustrie en Newfoundland had een schijnbaar zekere positie als s werelds grootste exporteur van kabeljauw Vissersboot in Jackson s Arm augustus 2006 Tot 1930 bestond de handel in visproducten voornamelijk uit gezouten en zongedroogde kabeljauw Maar met de komst van de diepvriestechniek vond er een aardverschuiving plaats in de visindustrie De belangstelling voor gedroogde kabeljauw kelderde en de vraag naar diepgevroren visproducten steeg explosief De verouderde vissersvloot en de toenemende concurrentie van vissers uit het andere landen waren er de oorzaak van dat de commerciële visserij een flinke duikeling maakte Na de Tweede Wereldoorlog verleende zowel de federale als de provinciale regering subsidies voor modernisering en uitbreiding van de vissersvloot en tot het eind van de jaren 60 ging het de Newfoundlandse vissers voorspoedig Als gevolg van overbevissing door zowel binnenlandse als buitenlandse vissers nam de voorraad vis sterk af De afkondiging door de Canadese regering van een 200 mijlszone in 1977 hielp dan wel om buitenlandse vissersschepen weg te houden maar kon niet voorkomen dat de voorraad vis verder afnam en het kon evenmin de diepe schulden waarin veel plaatselijke visbedrijven zich gestoken hadden wegpoetsen Kabeljauw Ofschoon mettertijd andere vissoorten ook van economisch

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