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Natural Wonder: Bay of Fundy

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Bay of Fundy, located between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (Canada) and touching Maine (US), is an ecological wonder. The Bay of Fundy Tourism website calls it “phenomenal” and one of the world’s “most dramatic and dynamic coastlines.” Why?

It is the world’s highest tidal ecozone, with 100 billion tons of water surging in and out every day. There’s a six-hour-and-13-minute interval between the lowest and highest tide, and the vertical change can be 50 feet (15 meters) or more. The horizontal change can also be dramatic, with the tide receding as far as five miles (three kilometers)! You can venture barefoot on the ocean floor when this takes place.

And if you’re bored watching the tides? The bay offers whale and seabird cruises, tidal bore rafting, delicious seafood restaurants as well as sea cliffs, fossils, aquariums and historic sites to be explored. You can even spot turtles! Watch the Bay of Fundy video entry in the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest:


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