Bay of Fundy


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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. It is famous for its tide and tidal borebore,
inrush of water that advances upstream with a wavelike front, caused by the progress of incoming tide from a wide-mouthed bay into its narrower portion. The tidal movement tends to be retarded by friction as it reaches the shallower water and meets the river current; it
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; in its upper arms, Chignecto Bay and the Mínas Basin, tides reach 40 to 50 ft (12–15 m) in height and create the reversing falls of the Saint John River. At low tide, wide flats are laid bare, and the long estuaries of the rivers are drained. Many of the surrounding flats have been transformed into fertile farmland since Acadian settlers began to build dikes in the early 17th cent. Fishing and tourism are important today. St. John, N.B., is the chief port on the bay.
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Each summer and fall, Irving Oil supports aquarium researchers conducting shipboard surveys of North Atlantic right whales in the Bay of Fundy.
Facies similar to that of the type section of the Partridge Island Member may also be present in the subsurface below the main Bay of Fundy (Fig.
Again, the operations of the Royal Navy in Chesapeake Bay, including the burning of Washington, may attract the headlines, but the Bay of Fundy was also the scene of naval warfare.
This study investigates the effect of salmon farms on growth parameters in blue mussels grown at Atlantic salmon farms in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.
The Canadian government has obliquely indicated acceptance but officially it considers the area of the Bay of Fundy, and presumably Passamaquoddy Bay and the associated waterway of Head Harbor Passage, to be within the internal waters of Canada.
The next morning we awoke bright and early to go clam digging at the Bay of Fundy, a finalist to become the Seventh Wonder of the Word.
The Bay of Fundy has one of the largest vertical tidal ranges in the world, and Passamaquoddy Bay experiences a mean tidal range of about 6 m (~20 feet; Lacroix & McCurdy, 1996).
In fact, the most recent comprehensive examination of the lipid profiles of herring from the Bay of Fundy was conducted by Stoddard (1) over 40 years ago.
Surf The Severn Bore is a naturally-occurring giant surge wave that comes up the Severn Estuary, which has the second highest tidal range in the world after the Bay of Fundy in Newfoundland.
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The Bay of Fundy is an estuarine embayment in the northeast Gulf of Maine between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (Fig.
One such story, close to the heart of many Nova Scotians, is that of Jerome, a castaway who, in 1863, was found on the striking crescent-shaped beach on the Bay of Fundy side of Sandy Cove.