Labrador Shelf

Directly next to the Hudson strait is the Labrador Shelf, a part of the continental shelf that encompasses the entire Labrador coastal region. This shelf reaches out about 150 kilometres to sea, and is very shallow, often only 70 metres as far as two kilometres offshore. However, at the edge of the Labrador Shelf, a sudden and steep continental slope appears that plunges to depths of over 3000 metres!