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Bay of Fundy and Saint Mary's Bay

Saint Mary's Bay   These bodies of water have shaped life on Digby Neck in several ways.  Their tides are among the highest in the world, spanning an incredible 50 feet (16 metres) in places.  The rich and varied flora and fauna of the bays is a result of this tidal action.  Regularly exposed swaths of ocean floor create a unique environment for the species which inhabit these regions.  Tidal action also causes a stirring up of the water allowing whales to feed easily on agitated plankton.   This is one reason why the Bay of Fundy is world renowned for its whale watching trips.
  Shipbuilding, once an economic force in the area, was facilitated by the tides.   Dry docks allowed ships to be built and floated without moving them, a signficant advantage given the size and weight of a large boat.   Weir Fishing also benefits from the tides.  At high tide the weir is submerged, fish swim in to the weir and, at low tide, the fishermen row in and scoop up the fish that are trapped at low tide. Sun set on the Bay of Fundy