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The YouTube video below was created by Len Wagg for Tourism Nova Scotia
The video is time lapse photography and shows the tide in it's entire ebb and flow.
The highest tides on planet Earth occur at Burncoat Head, in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin. The water level at high tide can be as much as 16 metres (52 feet) higher than at low tide.
High tides happen every 12 hours and 25
minutes (or nearly an hour later each day)
because of the changing position of the
Moon in its orbit around the Earth.