Geo Quiz and Answer

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Today's Geo Quiz takes us underwater. Down 50 fathoms or so. We're looking for the name of a marine region that lies off the south eastern coast of Newfoundland, Canada. It's part of North America's continental shelf, and it's where the cold waters of the south-bound "Labrador Current" collide with the warm Gulf Stream. Over the centuries, the region's ocean storms, icebergs, and fog has resulted in thousands of shipwrecks. We'll tell you more about a marine exploration of the region that's underway...but first try and come up with the answer. For our Geo Quiz, we're looking for the name of the marine region that lies off the south eastern coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The answer is the Grand Banks. It's a place that fascinates University of Rhode Island marine geologist Dwight Coleman as you can hear in this interview. Coleman is leading a scientific project to explore the maritime cultural landscape of the Grand Banks, Newfoundland.
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