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Bay of Fundy's big Whales and tides

Listed under Whale Watching in Canada.

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This is a very natural, unspoilt location for whale watching. The islands and coastline surrounding the bay is a wilderness, and the tides are the world's most variable - in some places up to 14 metres difference (the literature says one hundred billion tonnes of sea water rolls in and out of the bay each day.) This constant churning of water creates excellent conditions for plankton blooms, and baleen whales especially find plenty to feed on.

Scientists have seen fifteen different whale species in the Bay of Fundy, the largest (and I think the most unusual) are the Finbacks who are known for tall spouting. Lucky whale watchers will also see Humpbacks, Minkes, Sei Whales and North Atlantic Right Whales, which are one of the world’s most endangered species and are known to mate in the bay.

Other kinds of whales are known to drop in from time to time including the world's biggest animal, the Blue Whale. You can also see the occasional Basking Shark or Porpoise.

The food is best during Summer.

Written by  Frida Elba.

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“Bay of Fundy Whale Watching”

The waters of the Bay of Fundy are visited by over 8 species of whales and an abundanceof dolphins, porpoises, fish, seals, and seabirds. The Bay of Fundy provides animportant “nursery”, where more than half of the world’s population of… Read more...

Written by  Ben Whitmarsh.

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