Tabusintac Lagoon and River Estuary

The Tabusintac Lagoon and River Estuary is a wetland in north-eastern New Brunswick, Canada, classified as a wetland of international importance on June 10, 1993. It is also a globally significant Important Bird Area for the population of Common Terns, and shorebirds in general, that it supports.Cite web
url=http://www.bsc-eoc.org/iba/site.jsp?siteID=NB002
title=Tabusintac Lagoon & River Estuary
publisher=IBA Canada
accessdate=2008-01-31
] Primarily a shallow coastal estuary with gentle slopes, the 50 km² site is underlain by various sedimentary rocks, including red sandstone and shale.Cite web
url=http://www.ns.ec.gc.ca/wildlife/ramsar/lagoon.html
title=TABUSINTAC LAGOON AND RIVER ESTUARY
publisher=Environment Canada
accessdate=2008-01-31
] The lagoon system is protected from the Gulf of Saint Lawrence by a constantly-shifting barrier beach and dune systemCite web
url=http://www.ramsar.org/profile/profiles_canada.htm
title=The Annotated Ramsar List: Canada
work=The Annotated Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance
publisher=Ramsar Convention Bureau
date=2000-01-10
accessdate=2008-01-31
] that frequently blocks commonly used navigation channels. It attains an elevation of no more than 8 m above sea level.

It is located on the Acadian Peninsula, and includes Tabusintac Bay and the mouth of the Tabusintac River.Cite web
url=http://www.breadnmolasses.com/id26.html
title=Where the River Meets the Ocean, Tabusintac
last=Underhill
first=Kellie
publisher=Bread ‘n Molasses
date=October 2006
accessdate=2008-01-31
] It also contains roughly 6 km² of peatlands, within which are numerous freshwater ponds.Cite web
url=http://www.tabusintac.org/watershed/id26.html
title=Ramsar Site
publisher=Tabusintac Watershed Association
accessdate=2008-01-31
]

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