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Great Barrier Reef Is An Effective Wave Absorber: Study
2014-09-19 03:25:13

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 winds rather than offshore wave conditions. As waves break and reduce in height over reefs, this drives currents that are very important for the transport of nutrients and larvae. This reduction in wave height also has implications for shoreline...

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...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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