Question: The 150 kilometres long, Bay of Fundy is located on the eastern coast of Canada between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia . It is 51 kilometres wide at the opening and covers an area of 9,300 square kilometres (see the map). Which peculiarity makes the Bay of Fundy a ‘one and only’ of its kind?
Answer: The 51 kilometre wide opening of the Bay of Fundy gradually tapers towards the end. Ar the time of high tides the water level rises up to 16 metres (53 feet) due to lack of space resulting the anchored ships at the ports to rise up. These ships at the time of low tides thrust in the ocean bed, making it difficult to be sailed further until the high tides come again (photo, below). Strong winds make the ocean waves rise up to 21 metres (65 feet). No other water body in the world witnesses the tides of such extreme levels. The south-western bend of the bay receives a volume of 2,00,00,00,000 cubic metres of water during the high tides that occur twice a day.