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Posts tagged currents

February 19, 2014

 

An iguana sits on a branch

How Did Green Iguanas End Up On Anguilla?

How a group of iguanas travelled across the water to the island of Anguilla may surprise you.

October 25, 2013

 

Photo of a theme park ride called Riptide

How Rip Tides Got a Bad Rap

Rip tides have taken on mythical proportions as killer waves.

September 7, 2011

 

Three girls looking at an ocean exhibit at a zoo

How Hydrothermal Vents Support Bacteria, Worms And Other Creatures

Ocean floors are mysterious places. Thought to be empty because of pressure, temperature & lack of light, they're amazing scientists with an array of organisms.

September 27, 2003

 

Fish Sense

This classic Jaws moment raises a question: how was the shark always able to know when a victim was in the water? Was it able to see the body, or perhaps hear splashing near the water’s surface?

September 27, 2003

 

Floating Clouds

Clouds form when warm, moist air rises to a greater altitude, causing it to expand and cool. Eventually, water vapor in the cooled air condenses into the droplets that form clouds.

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