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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New7Wonders of Nature--Vote now!

There are only two finalists in North America vying for a place as one of the New7 Wonders of Nature. Can you guess what they are?

OK, the Grand Canyon pops into just about everyone’s mind. The other, could, according to a New Brunswick resident I spoke with yesterday, "fill it up in no time."

And she's right.

Have you figured it out by now? One hundred billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy, where tides are 5 to 10 times higher than anywhere else in the world. That’s as much water as the flow of all the world’s freshwater rivers combined! According to Tourism New Brunswick, "That's enough to fill and then empty the Grand Canyon in one tide cycle.

Twelve or more species of whales, including the endangered right whales, inhabit the Bay of Fundy, which is compared in biodiversity to the Amazon rainforest.

The Bay of Fundy stretches for 170 miles in a long bay between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada.

Vote now. The final announcement will be made on November 11, 2011.

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