Tsunami early warning system completed
By: Terrence Aym
December 26, 2004 a massive earthquake rocked the islands of Indonesia. One of the biggest on record, experts immediately feared a gigantic tidal wave—a tsunami—would follow.And follow it did, with a horrific outcome as it swept away whole towns, changed the coastline...
By: Shekinah Quinnett-Cook
Danger in the water. Coral has often been mistaken for plants or rocks, but it is actually made up of accumulations of individual animals. These are coral polyps, they are small marine invertebrate animals. There are two types of corals, hard and soft. Huge colonies...
Why the Arctic is seeing thinner sea ice
By: Ted Sherman
According to many recent scientific studies, Arctic sea ice is thinning. However, the amount of loss depends on which report you believe is the most accurate. Some scientists insist that over the past decade an alarming 40 percent of the Arctic sea ice has disappeared...
By: AngelaWhite
You are laying on the beach, enjoying the sun and sand, when suddenly, you look up to see the water rushing away from you. Parts of the sand that had been underwater a second ago are now bare, full of fish and crabs and debris...
By: AngelaWhite
Causes of rogue waves are a mystery that researchers are struggling to answer now that their existence has been proven. Until recently, rogue waves were thought to be sea legends. Here are the most popular theories about the causes of rogue waves. Earthquakes. Ocean plates...
By: Elizabeth Fazakerley
The global water crisis is the world’s problem. Social media increasingly helps to play its part in this and other issues by raising awareness and raising money. Facebook, in its vast enormity, can do huge amounts for causes such as this. One only has...
Great Rivers of the World Live on
By: B. J. Deming
In weakness there is often hidden strength. Water droplets destroy mountains and wash them into the sea by breaking down the stone one tiny piece at a time and carrying the debris off, first in brooks, then in streams, then larger and larger rivers, until...
By: AngelaWhite
A rogue wave is a wave of great size that appears suddenly and often in calm waters. Rogue waves can hit during a storm or on the balmiest of trips and at any time of day, night, or year. As such, there is no way...
How to survive a rogue wave
By: AngelaWhite
A Rogue wave is one of nature's most unstoppable forces. It comes with little or no warning and devastates anything in its path. Walls of water 90 feet high crash over you, sending your boat rolling, and you are flung about like a toy. When...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Indian Ocean is one of the third largest oceans in the world. This ocean is 20% of the water on the surface of the earth. To the north of this ocean is the Indian subcontinent. East Africa sits at the west side of the...

 

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