About the Gulf of Maine

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The Gulf stretches from Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts to Cape Sable in Nova Scotia, encompassing all of the shoreline of New Hampshire and Maine, and much of the shoreline of New Brunswick. Credit: gulfofmaine.org The Gulf of Maine is a unique sea within a sea, one of the world’s most dynamic and productive marine ecosystems. Cold ocean waters nourish curving shores, deep basins and shallow banks that were crafted by glaciers. The Bay of Fundy within the Gulf has the world’s highest tides, spanning 17 meters (55 feet). Powerful tides mix the inflow of North Atlantic waters with fresh surface...

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