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Fjord - Saguenay: An Exceptional Fjord

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Gliding flight above the fjord. (4.1 Mgs)

Four billions years ago during the geological formation of the Canadian Shield, the Saguenay fjord was formed following successive glaciations that dug deeply into its natural bed.
Invaded by the sea, the fjords including the Saguenay, were connected to it at one end and received fresh water at the other end, thereby producing a blend of fresh and sea waters.

Image of the fjord in winter

Interesting water stratification, sedimentation, salinity and temperature phenomena may be observed, in addition to extremely contrasted bathymetry.

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