Video showing the great distance covered by the Minas Basin tide at
Evangeline Beach, Nova Scotia when it comes in twice each day.
The Minas tides are part of the Bay of Fundy. The vertical distance between low tide and high tide is that of a 4 story building (40 feet or 12 metres).
The beginning of this video show time lapse video shot over 1 hour and sped up 10000%. The end of the video show the tide on another similar day when it was all the way into the breakwater.
The amount of water that pours through the Minas Channel between Cape Split (near Cape Blomidon in the distance) and Northern Nova Scotia is equal to that of all the rivers in the world running for 24 hours. As you might imagine, hydro power is of keen interest to developers.
Recently, an undersea turbine was installed in the Channel, but it only lasted for about a day and was greatly damaged.
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