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Great Barrier Reef Is An Effective Wave Absorber Study

Great Barrier Reef Is An Effective Wave Absorber: Study

University of Southampton New research has found that the Great Barrier Reef, as a whole, is a remarkably effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between the reefs. This means that landward of the reefs, waves are mostly related to local...

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2008-09-29 21:00:18

By Kristin S. Agostoni An artificial reef that was supposed to help bring surfable waves back to Dockweiler Beach is slated for removal within the coming weeks, ending an experiment that began more than a decade ago. The environmental group that constructed the V-shaped reef with 200 massive sandbags will start preparation Tuesday to pull the heavy sacks from the water, a spokesman said. Despite hopes that the country's first artificial surfing reef would generate waves in a...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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