Marine Life

The Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic tide varies between 1.5 and 2 meters (4 to 6 feet). The ocean temperature ranges between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer and falls to between 0.5 and 4.5 degrees Celsius (33 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter. The ocean moderates temperatures on land year round. The shape of the ocean floor and the numerous ocean currents facilitates a rich diversity of marine life along the Atlantic coastline. The Labrador Current flowing south from the Arctic cools the ocean during the summer months. Offshore, the Gulf Stream, travelling northwest from the Caribbean to the northern Europe warms the ocean waters. The confluence of currents off Nova Scotia brings unusual Arctic and tropical species to St. Margaret's Bay. Our stunning Marine life includes:

Atlantic Fish

Great fishing for Lobster, Crab, Pollack, Cod, Mackerel, Haddock, Flounder and more.

Atlantic Dolphins

White-Sided Dolphins, White-Beaked Dolphins, Common Dolphins and more.

Atlantic Birds

Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Black Guillemonts, Common Terns, Common Eiders and many more.

Atlantic Seals

Pinnipeds and other seals

Atlantic Turtles

Endangered Atlantic Leatherback Sea Turtles

How To Reach Us


Our Location

Government Wharf
Peggy's Cove, NS
B3Z 3S2

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902-541-9177

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Coordinates

44.4928° N
63.9175° W