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  Bay of Fundy - Tides Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is known for having the greatest difference in water level between its high and low tides in the world.
The Bay of Fundy is 170-mile-long (270 km).
The Bay of Fundy is one of these ancient rifts which were formed due to a split in the continental plates forming deep rift valleys which got filled with sediments washed in from the land.
www.allwondersoftheworld.com /seven-forgotten-natural-wonders/bay-of-fundy.html   (572 words)

  
 Undersea Landscapes | Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is a 170-mile-long (270km), straight-sided, somewhat funnel-shaped bay which splits at its northeastern head into two narrow bays, Chignecto Bay and the Minas Basin.
The great tides of the Bay of Fundy are due to two unique characteristics of this finger of the Gulf.
Drawn by the rich waters flowing from the Bay of Fundy and the resulting abundance of phytoplankton and fish in the area, the whales —; such as humpback, minke, sei, and the rare right whale —; come to feed and court.
www.gma.org /undersea_landscapes/Bay_of_Fundy   (835 words)

  
  Bay of Fundy - MSN Encarta
Bay of Fundy, large tidal inlet of the North Atlantic Ocean, separating the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, southeastern Canada, and bordering on eastern Maine.
The tidal surge in Chignecto Bay produces a large crested wave, or bore, ranging to 2 m (6 ft) in height, in the lower Petitcodiac River in New Brunswick.
Although Fundy is very deep, navigation is difficult because of the rapid rise and fall of the tide.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564873/Bay_of_Fundy.html   (248 words)

  
 Bay of Fundy - Encyclopedia of Earth
Bay of Fundy, (45°00′North, 65°48′West) is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada.
The mouth of the Bay of Fundy is 100 km (62 miles) wide and between 120 and 215 meters (400-700 feet) deep.
The highest tides on Earth occur in the eastern extremity of the Bay of Fundy, where the range approaches 17 meters (56 feet) when the various factors affecting the tides are in phase.
www.eoearth.org /article/Bay_of_Fundy   (686 words)

  
 fundy
The Bay of Fundy's 13-hour period, or seiche (pronounced "sesh", meaning the rocking of liquid in a basin), almost equals the time between the high tides in the Atlantic Ocean.
Similarly, the bay's seiche is sustained by a well-timed pulse from the ocean tides.
The shape of the Bay of Fundy is a secondary factor causing the bay's giant tides.
www.rvtravelog.com /canada.dir/fundy.dir/fundy1.htm   (704 words)

  
 912 Outer Bay of Fundy
The Outer Bay of Fundy lacks the intertidal mud flats and salt marshes of the inner reaches; the bottom consists of exposed bedrock and a coarse sand and gravel substrate winnowed by tidal currents.
Tidal mixing at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy is important in the growth, during the summer months, of the dinoflagellates that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Witch Flounder are locally abundant in deeper waters at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, and large spawning populations of Red Hake occur in Passamaquoddy Bay.
museum.gov.ns.ca /mnh/nature/nhns2/900/912.htm   (951 words)

  
 Bay of Fundy - tips by travel authority Howard Hillman
The differences between the low and high tides in the upper part of the Bay of Fundy in Canada can be as high as 17 meters or 56 feet.
The Bay of Fundy is 430 kilometers (270 miles) long and lies between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Another is the funnel shape of the bay (as the bay's width and depth decreases, the tide's momentum and therefore its height increases).
www.hillmanwonders.com /canada/bay_of_fundy.htm   (335 words)

  
 WHSRN - Bay of Fundy
The Bay is not used significantly for recreational fishing although Blue Mussel and salmon aquaculture have grown to a significant extent in the last 20 years, particularly in Passamaquoddy Bay.
Hicklin, P. The migration of shorebirds in the Bay of Fundy.
Shepherd, P. Bloodworm harvesting in the Bay of Fundy Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve and the impact on bloodworm (glycera dibranchiata) populations and breeding condition.
www.manomet.org /WHSRN/viewsite.php?id=70   (845 words)

  
 climate change
Coastal areas, such as the Bay of Fundy, are particularly vulnerable to changes in climate, because it is there that the atmosphere and the ocean join forces to assault the land particularly aggressively on occasion.
In the Bay of Fundy, a gently sloping shore means that even a slight rise in sea level exposes disproportionately large areas to the risk of flooding.
People in coastal communities around the Bay of Fundy have always been acutely aware of the awesome power of the sea when it is whipped into a fury by winter gales.
www.bofep.org /climate.htm   (6084 words)

  
 Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
New Brunswick is bounded on the north by Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula and Chaleur Bay.
The south of the province is bounded by the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tide in the world, with a rise of 16m.
The Caledonia Highlands and St. Croix Highlands extend along the Bay of Fundy coast, reaching elevations of 300 metres.
www.galenfrysinger.com /new_brunswick_bay_of_fundy.htm   (394 words)

  
 Bay of Fundy - The Highest Tides in the World
Forever restless, the Bay of Fundy tides are in constant motion.
This is the intrigue and uniqueness of the Bay of Fundy, where the highest tides in the world wash the shores twice daily….exposing life, creating life, sustaining life.
Here in the Bay of Fundy you can watch the highest tides in the world rise at a rate between six and eight feet per hour.
www.thehopewellrocks.ca /english/fundytides.htm   (197 words)

  
 The Bay of Fundy - New Brunswick
The Bay of Fundy tides have long been considered the highest in the world, although this claim has been challenged by evidence from Ungava Bay.
The Fundy tides are responsible for: the vertical mixing of water in the bay, resulting in high productivity and low surface-water temperatures; effective mixing of sea water and fresh water in the estuaries of the bay; the exposure of large intertidal zones; and high turbidity at the head of the Bay.
The Fundy shoreline consists primarily of steep cliff headlands with an intertidal wave-cut bedrock bench.
www.town.stgeorge.nb.ca /bay.html   (457 words)

  
 Whales of the Bay of Fundy
New Brunswick's Bay of Fundy is an eco-attraction on par with such marvels as the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and the Rain Forest of Brazil.
The Sei Whale is a recent new comer to the Bay of Fundy on a regular basis.
Below the Bay We've showed you what swims in the bay, now how about a look at what is living on the bottom of the bay.
new-brunswick.net /new-brunswick/whales   (1108 words)

  
 Undersea Landscapes | Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is a 170-mile-long (270km), straight-sided, somewhat funnel-shaped bay which splits at its northeastern head into two narrow bays, Chignecto Bay and the Minas Basin.
Furthermore, the time it takes for the tide to move up the Bay of Fundy is nearly identical to the time it takes for the tide to come in from the open Atlantic.
Drawn by the rich waters flowing from the Bay of Fundy and the resulting abundance of phytoplankton and fish in the area, the whales —; such as humpback, minke, sei, and the rare right whale —; come to feed and court.
octopus.gma.org /undersea_landscapes/Bay_of_Fundy   (835 words)

  
 Fundy, Bay of and Gulf of Maine
The Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine, with a total area of about 180 000 km
Fisheries are of great importance to many small communities around the Bay of Fundy (photo by John de Visser/Masterfile).
Between about 15 000 and 10 000 years ago, as the glaciers retreated from the last ice age, parts of GEORGES BANK and other shallow areas were dry land; fragments of trees and mammoth teeth from this era are still found occasionally in fishing trawls.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0003104   (185 words)

  
 HNNWBayOfFundy - New Brunswick Tourism
First of all, the Bay of Fundy is shaped like a 290-km (180-mi.) funnel – wide at one end and gradually tapering at the other.
Secondly, the Bay of Fundy experiences something call the “Seiche Effect” – similar to the wave action produced by sloshing water back and forth in a bathtub, each wave higher than the previous one.
It is this comparison which led to the Bay of Fundy being called “the world’s largest bathtub”, with tides rising to the height of a four-storey building.
www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca /en-CA/HNThingsToDo/HNNaturalWonders/HNNWBayOfFundy.htm   (463 words)

  
 Welcome to Fundy Trail Parkway St. Martin's New Brunswick
The Fundy Trail opens up previously unreachable coastal areas of incomparable natural beauty and makes it accessible to all, while responsibly preserving and protecting the ecological balance of the area.
The Fundy Trail is a major contributor to the Bay of Fundy Experience.
The Fundy Trail offer visitors an unparalleled opportunity to hike, bike or drive along the Bay of Fundy coast, see the highest tides in the world and enjoy spectacular panoramic vistas of unspoiled natural beauty.
www.fundytrailparkway.com /welcome.htm   (316 words)

  
 THE PHENOMENAL BAY OF FUNDY
The Bay of Fundy was formed millions of years ago in a combination of the continental shift and the movement of the glaciers.
The Bay began as a rift valley, which is a crack in the earth's crust formed when the African landmass pulled free of North America to create the Atlantic Ocean.
Our highest tides are created because of the funnel shape of the Bay of Fundy combined with the gravitational pull of the sun and moon, pulling in one hundred of billion tonnes of water each day.
www.albertcountytourism.com /BayofFundy.html   (909 words)

  
 Bay of Fundy ecosystem
Jack Pearce, an eminent marine biologist formerly with Woods Hole and Buzzards Bay Marine Laboratories in Massachusetts, is the keynote speaker for the Coastal Forum.
Workshops such as the Bay of Fundy Coastal Forum are a vital part of the process needed to raise awareness about the issues facing the Bay of Fundy.
With the majority of mainland Nova Scotia and New Brunswick included in the Bay of Fundy region it is important for people to be aware of the role they can play in protecting and conserving this vast and unique ecosystem.
www.acadiau.ca /whatsnew/newsrelease/2002/fundy_14may02.html   (575 words)

  
 Cruise Saint John :: About The Bay Of Fundy
Squeezing through the unique funnel shape of the Bay, the wall of water rises to incredible heights – the difference between high and low tide as high as 14 meters (48 feet): roughly the same height as a four-storey building!
The shape and dimensions of the Bay of Fundy are responsible for this exclusive bay phenomenon.
The Bay of Fundy "funnel" squeezes the water, forcing it higher and higher, as the sun and the moon pull the ocean water.
www.cruisesaintjohn.com /visitsaintjohn/aboutbayoffundy.asp   (307 words)

  
 Bay of Fundy — Infoplease.com
Fundy, Bay of, large inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, c.170 mi (270 km) long and 30 to 50 mi (50–80 km) wide, between New Brunswick and SW Nova Scotia, Canada.
Fundy National Park - Fundy National Park Fundy National Park, 80 sq mi (207 sq km), S N. B., Canada, on the Bay of Fundy...
Tides and their seminal impact on the geology, geography, history, and socio-economics of the Bay of Fundy, eastern Canada.(Part 4:......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0819886.html   (375 words)

  
 Whales of the Bay of Fundy
New Brunswick's Bay of Fundy is an eco-attraction on par with such marvels as the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and the Rain Forest of Brazil.
Finbacks have a tall "blow" and are evenly distributed throughout the mouth of the bay.
The Sei Whale is a recent new comer to the Bay of Fundy on a regular basis.
www.new-brunswick.net /new-brunswick/whales   (1108 words)

  
 Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station - NB - Canada, Seal page
We have four species of seals which may be seen in the Bay of Fundy, one of which is common (harbour seal), one which is increasing in numbers (grey seal) and two which are sporadic visitors (hooded and harp seals).
Harp seals are rare visitors to the Bay of Fundy, usually living in the Arctic in the summer and pupping on ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the winter.
Because of the rarity of this seal in the Bay of Fundy it is not considered a pest to fisheries or aquaculture, nor is it hunted, but would be treated in the same manner as harbour and grey seals when it occurs.
www.gmwsrs.org /seals.htm   (1075 words)

  
 913 Inner Bay of Fundy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Inner Bay of Fundy comprises Cobequid Bay and Minas Basin (sub-Unit 913a) and Chignecto Bay (sub-Unit 913b).
Chignecto Bay has extensive mud flats and the bottom is muddy, derived largely from shales on the nearby coasts.
The Inner Bay of Fundy is estuarine in character and generally warmer than the Outer Bay, because of the pronounced warming of water as it moves over the mud flat, restricted circulation, and high turbidity.
museum.gov.ns.ca /mnh/nature/nhns2/900/913.htm   (943 words)

  
 Bay of Fundy - Bay of Fundy Home/Cottage Rental
The Bay of Fundy is strategically situated on the right shoulder of the North American continent.
Along the interior Fundy coast, the phenomenal tides have left conspicuous evidence of their power and might: At Hopewell Rocks the tidal currents have carved and sculpted towering statues of red sandstone.
A similar spectacle occurs at the head of the Bay of Fundy in the form of Tidal Bores.
www.fundyvacation.com /bayoffundy.htm   (2308 words)

  
 The Amazing Fundy Tides, - Things to Do & See : Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is somewhat funnel shaped and quite shallow.
Positioning is also important and Fundy is positioned in such a way as to best capture the bulge as it moves around the earth.
There are other influences such as the wind direction and speed and the alignment of other terrestrial bodies and their distance from earth, which effect the amplitude of the tides as well.
aco.ca /travel/fundy.html   (475 words)

  
 Bay of Fundy Bicycle Tour - Itinerary - Cycling Tour Around the Bay of Fundy - Canada
To regain access along the Bay of Fundy, we will have to ride for a while in New Brunswick's interior.
The Bay of Fundy begins to narrow here and we can see across tot he other side.
The Bay of Fundy will possibly be a welcome sight as coastal temperatures vary from the valley dramatically.
www.atlanticcanadacycling.com /tours/bayoffundytour/itinerary.html   (1080 words)

  
 Cruise Saint John :: Experience The Bay of Fundy
The Reversing Falls is a unique phenomenon caused by the tremendous tide in the Bay of Fundy.
Showing spectacular views of the St. John River meeting the Bay of Fundy and a beautiful scenic walk to the world-famous Reversing Falls.
Located on the shores of the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy, are the fascinating Hopewell Rocks.
www.cruisesaintjohn.com /visitsaintjohn/experiencebayoffundy.asp   (596 words)

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