As most of us already know, the Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world, bringing in approximately 160 billion tons of water twice a day and exposing kilometers of muddy tidal flats. But have you ever wondered what could be living in these tidal flats?
Fundy Geological Museum
By Carly Merriam
Nov. 20, 2020
We asked the Curator of Palaeontology at the Joggins Fossil Institute, Melissa Grey, Ph.D., and the Director/Curator of the Fundy Geological Museum, Danielle Serratos, M.S. to answer a few questions about the museums they work in and why those institutions are so important to Nova Scotia and the world.
By Regan Maloney
I drive a 2006 Saturn Ion. One museum visitor this past summer exclaimed in the parking lot that it was, “the first fossil that they would see today”. The Saturn Ion went out of production in 2007 so they are becoming a rare sight on the roads. It’s my personal living fossil.
For this edition of Fundy Field Notes, we asked seasonal frontline staff member Krista Klassen to write a contribution. Krista and her family relocated from the Yukon to Parrsboro last Spring. She has noticed so many wonderful things about Parrsboro that we often take for granted so we wanted to give her the opportunity to share what brought her here.
#thoughtsonrocks - Growing up Fundy
A windy day at Carrs Brook beach, and the remains of the old wharf.
By Danielle Serratos on May 2, 2020
Here’s a test- Which of the three rocks in the picture above is a fossil? Got it picked out? Alright, moving on…
By Regan Maloney April 23, 2020
One of the most common questions we get on our guided tours to the Wasson Bluff fossil research site is, how do we know the age of the rocks?
The age of a rock can be determined using two methods: relative dating and radiometric dating. Question answered. I’m sure you found that brief answer satisfying. No? I guess I will elaborate…
By: Tim Fedak, Acting Curator of Geology, and Regan Maloney, Fundy Geological Museum.
The phenomenal power of the Bay of Fundy tides is one of the great wonders of the world. Twice a day 160 billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy. The tremendous amount of water causes regular coastal erosion.