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Fundy Bay, in New Brunswick, Canada, is where is recorded the highest tide amplitude in the world: around 40 feet between high and low tide.

At low tide, people can walk on the shore to admire the "Flower Pots", sandstone rock formations sculpted by tidal erosion.

After the retreat of the glaciers in the region following the last ice age, surface water filtering through cracks in the cliff has eroded and separated the formations from the rest of the cliff face. Meanwhile, advancing and retreating tides and the associated waves have eroded the base of the rocks at a faster rate than the tops, resulting in their unusual shapes.

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