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Welcome to the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere

We acknowledge that the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere is located on Cape Breton – Unama’ki, in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

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Water temperatures remain quite warm across Nova Scotia. For context, the water temp at Iona on October 18th over last 5 years are as follows. 2021 stands out! 🌡

14.7°C 2017
12.6°C 2018
12.8°C 2019
13.6°C 2020
15.3°C 2021
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CBC News: Artificial reef balls to provide new home for Bras d'Or Lake lobster
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/artificial-reef-balls-to-provide-new-home-for-bras-d-or-lake-l...
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CBC News: Artificial reef balls to provide new home for Bras dOr Lake lobster
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/artificial-reef-balls-to-provide-new-home-for-bras-d-or-lake-lobster-1.6212640?cmp=rss

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Three or four of these on our waterfront might be a good idea.

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Change in date! Installation will take place Wednesday morning, Oct 13.

On Wednesday, Oct 13 at Castle Bay beach, UINR and Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq will be installing 104 reef balls in the Bras d’Or between 9 am and 12pm.

There will be a few information tables set up to learn about them, and you can watch the crane unload the reef balls or watch the boats and divers install them.

Jukwita’q! Everyone is welcome!
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They dissipate wave action to reduce the effects of shoreline erosion.

What do the reef balls do?

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