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Moosehead Breweries Limited

March 01, 2007 15:55 ET

Massive Moose Head Spotted by Space Satellite

Bay of Fundy's powerful tides created unique image: scientist

SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK--(CCNMatthews - March 1, 2007) -

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Astronauts flying over Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy coastline have a view few of us will ever get to see - the world's largest moose head.

A chance Internet search by a Nova Scotia man living in Saskatchewan revealed a natural oddity that has astonished officials at Moosehead Breweries Limited, Canada's largest Canadian-owned brewery.

John Patterson, of Meadow Lake, SK, sent Moosehead Breweries a Google satellite image of an area near Walton, NS that clearly shows a giant Bay of Fundy sandbar shaped exactly like the brewer's moose head logo. "What struck me was how detailed it was and to be in the middle of Moosehead country made it that much more intriguing," he said.

Ian Spooner, Professor of Environmental Geoscience at Acadia University in Wolfville, NS, said the naturally occurring phenomenon is actually a delta formed by an offshore accumulation of sediment enhanced by flood and ebb tide currents, as well as the shoreline geography. "The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world so there is considerable energy influencing the deposit build up here. Fortunately the satellite photo was taken at just the right moment - a few minutes earlier or later and the image would look different."

"When Mr. Patterson e-mailed us we thought it was a joke, but when we checked the image ourselves we couldn't believe our eyes," says Moosehead President Steve Poirier. "We always believed our beer was out of this world, now we have the proof. It's great to see that Moosehead is part of the Nova Scotia landscape," he chuckled.

Mr. Patterson found the Bay of Fundy Moosehead logo when he typed in Walton, Nova Scotia on the Google Maps website to locate a satellite view of his home town.

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