Undersea Landscapes: Bay of Fundy

Undersea Landscapes

This site uses text and photos to explain how the physical characteristics of the Bay of Fundy create the unique tides that occur there. It also explains how the extreme tides affect nutrient cycling and plankton in the Bay, mudflats, and salt marshes. A static 3D map shows the areal extent of the Bay and an interactive 3D map explains the concept of vertical exaggeration. A short movie shows real footage of the rise and fall of the legendary tide in one local harbor.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography:Physical , Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography, Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Ocean:Biological Oceanography , Physical Oceanography, Ocean, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Solid Earth
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Geophysics