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Copper-Colored Sediments in Bay of Fundy, Canada

44.5N 67W

December 8th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Canada - November 22nd, 2011

Visible in the center of this image is the Bay of Fundy, a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine.

The Bay of Fundy is known for having the highest tidal range in the world. Rivaled by Ungava Bay in northern Quebec, King Sound in Western Australia, Gulf of Khambhat in India, and the Severn Estuary in the UK, it has one of the highest vertical tidal ranges in the world.

On the right side of the image, copper-colored sediments can be seen pouring into two inlets of the Bay of Fundy: Cobequid Bay (right) and Cognecto Bay (left).

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