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The Labrador Current is a cold current in the north Atlantic Ocean which flows from the Arctic Ocean south along the coast of Labrador and passes around Newfoundland, continuing south along the east coast of Nova Scotia. It is a continuation of the West Greenland Current and the Baffin Island Current .
The waters of the Labrador Current have a cooling effect on the Canadian Atlantic provinces and coastal New England. This can most clearly be seen in the fact that the northern limit of tree growth can be as much as fifteen degrees further south than in Siberia, Europe or western Canada.
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