The land of gigantic tides
The Bay of Fundy remains when remains as a favorite location for those who are interested in the strange natural phenomena of nature, the tide that acquires tremendous magnitude still remains as the exclusive of this location. Seven Estuary of UK and
The story these rocks tell
The relentless sea waves and the extraordinary tides that batter the rocky cliff occasionally expose certain times some rare varieties of rocks which give paleontologists some significant clues regarding the geological events that took place on earth for the past millions of years which have passed through ages the geologists call Jurassic, Triassic etc.
Animals extinct millions of years back like dinosaurs have left their marks on this land which lye covered by earth, here in
If these scientists come out with a new theory each day; the fault is in these remnants which are coming out one by one. One discovery supersedes a theory that existed; they are forced to frame a new theory about evolutions; what these geologists can do; but go on formulating new theories?
One man’s stone is another man’s treasure!
Zeolite (mineral rocks rich in calcium, potassium, barium etc found use in making many hi-tech products including molecular sieves)
fossils (remnants of living things dead many years ago got naturally preserved and found in such places, very useful for biologists)
At times even semi-precious stones, these are interesting for laymen also!
The 94 miles bay and 1000 sq m area
This bay is 94 miles (151 km) in length and 32 miles (52 km) in breadth. When the high tide comes in this bay its water level rises to a height of 40 to 70 feet (21 meters)! And it is so swift that water seems to surge.
There is one Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro Nova
The followings are some of the sites around the
Grand Manan that has Jurassic lava flows, it is with exciting migratory sea-birds (Bonaparte-Gulls, Common Terns and Arctic Terns etc) and Right whale populations (that grows to a length of 50 feet and weight about 100 tons!). There is The Grand Manan Sea bird Research Station doing researches for the study and protection of these beings.
Hopewell Rocks, The sites of extreme tides, erosion of the land mass has created wonderful ‘statues’ like arches, flower pots and shapes can be seen in Picasso like sculptures. ‘Here you can walk on the sea-floor’ as tides recede exposing these sculptures after the journey wait on the cliffs to see the places where you roamed getting covered by the sea sixty to eighty feet deep! Suppose you stayed there! Hope Well Rocks is a favorite location for tourists as well as geologists.
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, site of plate tectonics formation and break up of Pangaea Glaciations (as per geologists; Pangaea is the super continent of the Paleozoic age which broke up to Gondwanaland, which further gave birth to the present continents).
Parrsboro is perhaps the richest site for geologists it has coal age track ways, volcanoes of the Triassic and Jurassic ages, sand dunes, lake beds where dinosaurs roamed and much more.
Springhill is a small town with 5000 population, a carboniferous area located on the highest ground of
Joggins is in
There is tremendous energy involved in these tides; as millions of cubic meters of water to and fro in this phenomenon. Idea of making electricity out of this huge flow has always been there in man’s mind.
Accumulation of silt in the