Atlantic Canada– The Bay of Fundy on the Atlantic coast of Canada is one of 28 global finalists in an international campaign to declare the New7Wonders of Nature. Initiated by the New7Wonders Foundation in Switzerland, the campaign draws attention to the majesty of the natural world around us. Renowned for the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a 170-mile-long ocean inlet stretching between the Canadian coastal provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
The Bay of Fundy stands confidently on the international stage as one of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders. Boasting the highest tidal ranges on the planet, the ocean bay rises and falls 53 feet as more than 100 billion tons of seawater roll in and out during two daily tide cycles. That volume of water exceeds the combined daily flow of all of the world’s fresh water rivers.
- Visitors can walk the ocean floor at low tide to explore lofty reddish sandstone cliffs and then return at high tide a few hours later to paddle past the same in a kayak.
- The Bay of Fundy hosts 12 whale species for summer and fall feeding, including more than half the world’s population of rare and endangered North Atlantic Right Whales.
- The Bay’s marine biodiversity is comparable to the Amazon Rainforest. The Bay is a critical feeding ground for millions of migratory birds on their annual migration from the Arctic to South America, including 95% of the world’s semi-palmated sandpipers.
- The Bay is home to the world’s most complete fossil record of the “Coal Age,” the world’s oldest reptiles and Canada’s oldest dinosaurs. It is also site of one of the world’s greatest culling events – the Triassic/Jurassic extinction. The Bay boasts two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, Joggins Fossil Cliffs which is a World Heritage Site and Stonehammer Geo-Park.
For more information on the many wonders of the Bay of Fundy or to cast your vote for the Bay to be one of the New7Wonders of Nature, please visitwww.votemyfundy.com.