Friday, May 18, 2007

Undersea life in the Bay of Fundy

Although the Bay of Fundy receives much attention for the 100 billion tonnes of sea water that moves in and out with the tide twice a day, there is a whole other story to tell about the permanent undersea environment of the Bay. The rich ocean floor of the Bay of Fundy has been compared to the Amazon rainforest in terms of its significance to the world. As part of the larger Gulf of Maine inland sea, the Bay of Fundy is rich with a conglomeration of life uniformly bound together by dependence on the cold, rich, and relatively unspoiled waters of this marine ecosystem.

I'm certainly no marine scientist but I thought I'd use the next few blog posts to take a look sub-surface to see what lies beneath.

To start I've selected a few intriguing images of some of the creatures who inhabit the Bay of Fundy floor. Here we've got a purple sunstar, sea raven (that's the fish) and a regular starfish sharing space with an anemone.

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