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Tidal effects

WHS showing remarkable tidal changes or other tidal effects.

The connection belongs to Ecology connections.

Connected Sites

  • Aldabra Atoll: Aldabra has very large tides for a coral atoll (cf others in Pacific and Indian Oceans). This shapes the ecology e.g the undercut "Champigon" pillars. See  Link
  • Bordeaux: Garonne's tidal bore (un mascaret)
  • Grand Pré: marked by one of the most extreme tidal ranges in the world, averaging at 11.6 metres (Unesco)
  • Gulf of California: tidal mixing associated to tides that can reach over 10m high (AB ev)
  • Itsukushima Shrine: the shrine is designed by use the tidal effect to make the place look floating
  • Mont-Saint-Michel: tidal island - The tides can vary greatly, at roughly 14 metres (46 ft) between high and low water marks (wiki) Link
  • Peninsula Valdes: The Isla de los Pajaros is an 18 ha island 800m off the southeast coast of Golfo San José connected to the mainland at low tide (UNEP-WCMC)
  • The Sundarbans: The landscape is dynamic, constantly moulded and altered by tidal action (UNEP-WCMC)
  • Wadden Sea: Complex tide-dominated barrier coast (not deltaic). (AB)
  • West Lake: part of the inscription zone include Qiantang River bank where the Qiantang Tidal Bore which is the world largest occured


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