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Big Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia

Big Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Big Bras d'Or in Nova Scotia

Big Bras d'Or is a small community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Victoria County on Cape Breton Island. An important early shipbuilding location, Big Bras d'Or's ships included the ship Inconstant built in 1848, one of the largest ships built in Cape Breton and an important figure in New Zealand history.


Nova Scotia's Official Bird: The Osprey

The osprey is Nova Scotia’s official bird and a large bird of prey, ranging from 50 to 60 centimetres (20 to 24 inches) in height. It is often referred to as the “fish hawk” because it is exclusively a fish eater and can be identified by its unique fishing style. The soles of the osprey’s feet are equipped with sharp, spiny projections that enable it to get a firm hold on the slippery fish. The summer flounder is a saltwater fish; it is called a “left-sided” flatfish because both of its eyes are on the left side of its head. Both are common in and around all of Cape Breton Island and in Big Bras d’Or.

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