A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships (especially here…)
The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world, and those enormous tides alone make the Bay of Fundy one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Twice everyday the bay fills and empties of its 100 billion tons of water during each tide cycle. The height of the tide difference ranges from 11 feet (3.5 meters) along the southwest shore of Nova Scotia and steadily increases as the flood waters travel up the 280 km (174 miles) of shoreline to the head of the Bay where, in the Minas Basin, the height of the tide can reach an incredible 53 feet (16 meters).
The force created by these mighty waters is equal to 8,000 locomotives or 25 million horses at the Minas Channel. The immense energy of the tides stir up nutrients from the ocean floor, the mud flats and salt water marshes, providing an abundance of food for the birds, whales, fish and bottom dwellers.
Via Bay of Fundy