Friday, June 17, 2011

{Press} Bay of Fundy an ocean wonder

Travel Canada | Nicole Feenstra | June 7, 2011

The Bay of Fundy wants your vote!

"In honour of World Oceans Day on June 8, Bay of Fundy Tourism is reminding Canadians about our only entry in the global New7Wonders of Nature campaign.

The Bay of Fundy is one of the most remarkable ocean environments on Earth. The tides here are the highest in the world and a wide array of animals call the Bay home, including sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and whales. The endangered North Atlantic right whale also inhabits the Bay of Fundy.

“With the online voting system, people can vote for seven of the top 28 finalists. World Oceans Day seems like a perfect chance to support several of the world’s most significant ocean wonders… and Canada’s Bay of Fundy is one of the most impressive,” says Bay of Fundy Tourism’s executive director Terri McCulloch. “It’s a chance to celebrate oceans and to help Canada claim its place among the New7Wonders of Nature.”

The Bay of Fundy is currently ranked 18th in the field of 28 finalists. Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazu Falls leads the list, with the Amazon and Vietnam’s Halong Bay following.

Canadians can vote for free online at New7Wonders.com or via text message by texting FUNDY to 77077. Text votes cost 25 cents each.

The New7Wonders of Nature will be announced on Nov. 11, 2011."

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