Gros Morne is the largest national park in Atlantic Canada. The flora and fauna are incredibly beautiful and the whole place shines with the glow only a protected natural area can give off. While there is still a smattering of infrastructure around, the rawness of the place has been preserved. Yet, neither the trees and shrubs, nor the deer and moose really make this area the gorgeous icon that it is; in fact it is the geology of Gros Morne which deemed it worthy of conservation. The earth, structured like an onion, has layers. The crust is the outer husk and for human purposes is where all the action takes place, but in some places the next layer down, the mantle, has thrust through. Miles below the surface of the ocean lies the ocean mantle and four hundred million years ago that rock surfaced and shoved its way up on dry land’s crust. It has given scientists a boon of information about the inner workings of our planet. It is for this reason that the park holds the prestigious title of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is the reason the National Geographic Explorer visited it today.