Time lapse shows dramatic Bay of Fundy tide change in only 5 hours

BeeMavenPublished: April 1, 201687,208 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: April 1, 2016

Check out this dramatic tide change off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, going from high tide to nearly low tide over the course of five hours. Truly a unique piece of nature, each day 160 billion tonnes of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy! Filmed in Blomidon, Nova Scotia on March 31st, 2016.

The Bay of Fundy is considered to have the highest tides in the world, with those enormous tidal currents exceeding 5 m/s or 18 km/hr at peak surface speed. The height of the tide differences range from 3.5 meters (11 feet) along the southwest shore of Nova Scotia and steadily increases as the flood waters travel up the shoreline to the head of the Bay.

According to experts, it's the combination of gravitational effects of the moon and the sun which produce tides, although the exceptional tides in this case are considered to be caused due to the Bay's dimensions.

It's certainly an incredible sight for locals and tourists who visit from across the globe.

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