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Welcome to Sable Island Information
Sable Island Information, is a comprehensive introductory source of general information, about Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Sable Island is also known also as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic", because of the large number of ship wrecks found in the vicinity, along with the debris that litters the shore line, and beaches.
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A surpising historical fact, is that wild domestic rabbits, became a problem on Sable Island, and had to be hunted to extinction, to save the ecosystem, in the 1970's, which was apparently recorded in the meterological station log. Sable Island has one tree, a Scots Pine, the lone survivor of an ambitious forestry plan, that included the planting of thousands of trees.
Sable Island is a cresent shaped sand bar approximately 42km long by 1.5km at its widest point. Perched on the edge of the continental shelf 190 statue miles from Halifax, NS.
Sable Island, is located off the East Coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, at 43°,57,0,N 59°,54,57W
Sable Island is famous for it's ship wrecks, and is notable for it's population of wild horses, which currently is steady around 560. Sable Island also hosts 100,000+ grey seals, which attract sharks to the beaches, and contributes to the apt description of shark infested waters. The Greenland and Great White Sharks are present, which makes swimming a risky activity, around Sable Island, N.S. Described by locals, as a navigation hazard to shipping, infested with Terns, Sable Island hosts a couple of large Tern colonies, which migrate seasonally to nest on the island from May to August annually. The principal nesting areas are found at the weather station and at East Light. The Roseate Tern population on Sable Island, is believed to number 10 nesting pairs. The avian population, includes Sea gulls, and Savannah Ipswich Sparrows. Other migratory birds regularly seen on Sable Island are waxwings, ducks, herons, etc. The Sable Island Horse, is the romantic and iconic face of Sable Island. They represent the Sable Island ecology, around the world, and are the principal ambassadors, for introducing the general public, to one of the most expensive, difficult , and frustrating places on planet Earth to get to. Sable Island historicially has been a navigation hazard, on the main shipping route between Europe and North America. Located in the path of most East coast/Atlantic Hurricanes, and winter Nor'Easter storms, it has a reputation richly deserved for severe marine conditions. Fog is a year round weather phenomena around Sable Island, that can occur from January to December. When warm Maritime Tropical air masses from the South advance over the cold waters of the Labrador sea current., advection fog is produced, which is the most common type, that affects Sable Island.