Time Lapse Video Shows Low To High Tide Phenomena

BeeMavenPublished: September 23, 2016Updated: September 26, 2016392 views
Published: September 23, 2016Updated: September 26, 2016

Stunning time lapse video has emerged featuring tidal change at Blomidon Provincial Park off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. Going from high tide to nearly low tide over the course of several hours, this amazing video shows us mother nature at its finest. Incredible!

Each day 160 billion tonnes of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy. This time lapse captures low tide to high tide over the course of six hours. Each second in this video is thirty photos. Taken with a Canon T5i, 10-20 mm Sigma at 17mm every photo was taken 20 seconds apart.

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.

Beside the remarkable tide in this bay situated on the east shores of Canada, shared between both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, it is also home to dinosaur fossil remains and rare marine wildlife. It's certainly an incredible sight for locals and tourists who visit from across the globe. This little Canadian gem was chosen as one of the seven natural wonders of the world in 2014 by an international panel of experts.

Reportedly, the ocean tides undergo some very dramatic changes during the new moon phase. This time lapse video shows the extreme transition of the water level from drained out land to a body full of water! This video can serve as a real proof that nature is simply amazing! Just imagine high tide water to rise up to 14 feet, and lower to -0.6 feet below sea level at low tide. Creepy, right?

Check out this other dramatic time lapse video of a 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 31, 2016.

This amazing phenomenon reminds us of another amazing video of a gem hidden behind a high tide. When we think of the perfect escape, we usually think of the Maldives. The unrivalled luxury, the stunning white-sand beaches and the amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime. But, did you know that there's a resort on the Maldives that offers guests a hidden perk? How cool is that?

However, you shouldn’t worry if you can’t make it low tide. High tide is a beautiful time to visit this area as well, as it becomes the perfect spot for snorkeling and you can explore the gorgeous coral reef and wildlife that lives there! Amazing!

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