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Posts tagged ocean

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.

April 24, 2013

 

ocean with waves against the beach

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean… But Where?

The song says that Bonnie lies over the ocean, but it also says that she lies over the sea. Based on these lyrics, where is Bonnie?

December 26, 2012

 

hurricane irene from space

Is There Anyway To Make Hurricanes Less Intense?

It seems like every year, hurricanes are getting bigger and more dangerous. Is there any way to make hurricanes less intense?

December 4, 2012

 

a smiling girl holds a seashell up to her ear

Waves Standing

Have you ever tried to hear the ocean waves in a seashell?

October 16, 2012

 

person holding waste by the ocean

What Is Plastic Lint?

Everyone has dealt with cleaning the messy lint filter after several wash cycles, but not all the lint gets trapped.

September 5, 2012

 

woman holding two horseshoe crabs while standing at the beach

All About Limlus Polyphemus AKA The Horseshoe Crab

Have you ever seen crabs crawling around on the beach? They're called limlus polyphemus, commonly known as a horseshoe crab.

June 26, 2012

 

NASA photo of arctic ice

The Arctic Is Warming Up!

Did you know that the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet?

December 7, 2011

 

ocean waves

Why Don’t We Get Most Of Our Energy From Ocean Waves?

Ocean waves pack so much power, in fact, that if we were able to harness all that wave energy, we'd have more than enough power to get rid of fossil fuels.

October 28, 2011

 

Sea Urchin

The Surreal World of Sea Urchins

French filmmaker, Jean Painlevé, ushers us into the disconcerting realm of echinoderms.

October 11, 2011

 

Kraken

The Scary Open Sea

If you're not afraid of the ocean, you probably should be.

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