The highest tidal rise in the world

Bay of Funday has the highest tidal rise in the world. On average, the tides range between 47.5 and 53.5 feet, twice a day. That sure is a lot of water to move in such a short time period. There are a few cool videos to demonstrate how cool and  how dangerous these tides can be. In some places, the tide goes out almost three miles. You had better not walk out there, because you wouldn’t have enough time to make it safely back to shore. Enjoy!

The first shows the tide coming in. The flow of the river is actually made to go in reverse. Just get out of the way!

This is a time lapse at Hopewell Rocks, with the tide rising 45.6 feet.

The last video shows the tides rising in only 27 minutes.

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About Fr. Jay Finelli

Father Jay Finelli is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. He is a webmaster, podcaster, and blogger. In his free time, Father is an avid Live Steam enthusiast.

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