Pair of Atlantic wolffish

From plankton to cod to whales, the Gulf of St. Lawrence harbors a profusion of shimmering life.  A pair of Atlantic wolffish—named for their fangs—cozy up in a den in Bonne Bay. The female departs after laying eggs, leaving their care to the male.    Image © David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes/National Geographic

A lion’s mane jellyfish

David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes/National Geographic

A lion’s mane jellyfish drifts in Bonne Bay. The species can grow to eight feet across.



A lone harp seal

David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes/National Geographic

A lone harp seal hugs thinning ice near the Madeleine Islands. Pups spend their first month on an ice floe, a precarious nursery as ice shrinks in the gulf.

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The images are from the May issue of National Geographic magazine.

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