Minas Basin


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Minas Basin

a bay in E Canada, in central Nova Scotia: the NE arm of the Bay of Fundy, with which it is linked by Minas Channel
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Although most of the material from this locality is dissociated and fragmentary, the composition of this faunal assemblage is distinct from that collected by Baird and Take from the Wolfville Formation along the southern margin of the Minas Basin.
2] and is largely covered today by the Bay of Fundy and its inner eastern arm, the Minas Basin.
A test turbine the size of a house went into the Bay's Minas Basin in November 2009 and came out 13 months later, likely failing in the first few weeks because of the ferocious flow, says Anna Redden, a biologist with the newly launched Acadia Tidal Energy Institute and director of the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy.
Next they travelled southwest to "Cape Blow me Down" or Blomidon (45[degrees]15'50N, 64[degrees]20'08W), 13 km south of Parrsboro on the opposite side of the Minas Basin, a sheer cliff which rose "to a height of about four hundred feet [120 m]" (Emmons 1836, p.
After dropping Gesner and company back at Parrsboro, the Flight set sail for Windsor at the head of the Avon estuary on the south side of the Minas Basin (44[degrees] 59'07N, 64[degrees]08'50W), arriving on the morning on Friday 4 September.
Instead of having almost identical ranges as in the southern bight, the tidal range increases steadily in an east-northeasterly direction, reaching a maximum in the Minas Basin, 320 km from Bar Harbor.
High Water occurs last over the Nantucket Shoals and in the upper reaches of the Minas Basin (see Fig.
and Terry Gerhardt, of Minas Basin Pulp and Power Co.
Our project at Minas Basin is proceeding as planned and on budget.
When it comes to designing a successful tidal turbine for the Bay of Fundy, the more we know, the better," said John Woods, FORCE Chair and VP of Energy Development for Minas Basin Pulp and Power.
Greenberg (1987) has calculated the mean potential energy of the Minas Basin at 1.
The Minas Basin, at the eastern end of the Bay of Fundy, is a half-graben with the master fault on the north side showing strong left-lateral movement synchronous with basalt extrusion (Withjack et al.