We posted the shortlist for the Top 7 Wonders Of Nature and wanted to explore some of the shortlisted wonders in more detail;
The Bay of Fundy is located on the Atlantic coast of North America between the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tidal range anywhere in the world where over 100 billion tonnes of seawater flow in and out of the bay during the 12.4 hour tidal period. There are 2 high tides and 2 low tides each day with tides of up to 16 meters (53 feet). The Bay is 170 miles (270km) long and is rich in marine biodiversity with 12 species of whale visiting in summer and autumn.
Formed from volcanic activity in the Fundy Basin, the bay lays within a rift valley and has the most complete fossil record of the Coal Age of 300 million years ago. The site is birthplace to Canada’s oldest dinosaurs and also the oldest reptile species on earth.
Today the Bay of Fundy is important in terms of both ecology and geology and visitors can explore the National Parks, designated hiking trails, lighthouses and natural history museums. In particular four areas have been highlighted by UNESCO; Saint John’s Stonehammer Geopark, Joggins Fossil Cliffs World Heritage Site, Upper Bay of Fundy Biosphere Reserve and Outer Bay of Fundy Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve.