Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Bay of Fundy

Did you know Canada.. The Bay of Fundy tide is the highest in the world!

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It's as high as a four-storey building and is five times higher than the Atlantic Coast average. This offers beachcombing for sparkling amethysts at low tide, fascinating tours, and extreme Tidal Bore rafting.

There are approximately two high tides and two low tides within a 24-hour period in the Bay of Fundy. The time between a low tide and a high tide is about 6 hours and 13 minutes. The tidal bore occurs during the flooding and is a site to be seen.

A tidal bore is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave of water that travel up a river or against the direction of the current so incoming tide reverses the flow of out-flowing rivers. The Bay of Fundy is one of the few places in the world that has a tidal bore.

In July 2009, the Bay of Fundy was named as a finalist for the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest that ends in November 2011.

Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia, NovaScotia.com, Bay of Fundy Tourism, Wikipedia

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