Fundy biosphere videos show off hidden treasures

A new short film series is exploring the under-visited parts of the Bay of Fundy Biosphere Reserve.

Ancient spruce, 3-storey tidal river part of Amazing Places series

The Ancient Spruce is 460 years old. (Courtesy Amazing Places)

A new short film series is exploring the under-visited parts of the Bay of Fundy Biosphere Reserve. 

Ben Phillips of Amazing Places says the new videos were put together by a group of New Brunswick scientists and filmmakers featuring some of the natural gems in the Fundy Biosphere Reserve.

He said they were showing familiar features in unfamiliar lights. 

"There are a lot of different places you can see those tides and they manifest themselves in different ways," he said.

While the sight of the tide coming in and out horizontally over tidal flats is familiar, seeing it drop three storeys in Goose River is a different experience. 

"When the tide goes out, you get this huge channel opening up. It's quite something to see and you really get a sense of the vertical distance that the tide travels."

Another is the "Ancient Spruce," a 460 year old tree in the bay. It's the oldest red spruce tree in the world, he said. 

The group is releasing one video a week. The goal is to get people into nature. "We want to take technology and flip it on its head, to use technology to get you back out into the woods," Phillips said. 


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