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What happens to the fish during a tsunami?

Question by xangpow: What happens to the fish during a tsunami?
The news said that a “wave” was sent out after the Chile earthquake that cause a tsunami. So what happens to the fish, whales, coral and other marine life in the path of the tsunami?

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Answer by that one girl
It’s possible they might get crushed under the water, since a tsunami is just a huge wave that comes crashing down right on top of them. If they manage to survive that and the tsunami pushes them onto land, they could smash into a building or cars or any other thing on the street.

What do you think? Answer below!

Cuts jeopardizing quality of Environment Canada’s weather service: report

Cuts jeopardizing quality of Environment Canada’s weather service: report
Sustained cuts to Environment Canada weather-service programs have compromised the government’s ability to assess climate change and left it with a “profoundly disturbing” quality of information in its data network, says a newly released internal government report.
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One of the emerging trends of 2010 has been the Internet of Things , a term for when real-world objects get connected to the Internet. One of the key aspects of this trend is the data explosion that will occur when millions of objects send data to the cloud – mostly via very small sensors. Just as the ‘web 2.0′ era led to platforms for user-generated and ‘social’ content (think Facebook, Twitter …
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Cool Oceanography images

A few nice oceanography images I found:

Oceanography slides from HMS Porcupine
oceanography

Image by Rockman of Zymurgy

Washington DC – Penn Quarter: United States Navy Memorial – Exploration, Oceanography, Research
oceanography

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Nice Tide Charts photos

A few nice tide charts images I found:

the tide chart
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Image by mariachily

misread the tide charts
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Ocean Kayaks

Ocean Kayaks

Time to get started on this topic of ocean kayaks. Take a few moments to read every aspect of this article that hopefully be of a great help.

If you think kayaking can be done on only quiet water of lake or river, then it is not probable that kayaking can be done on any water surface. Whitewater kayaking is more popular than ocean kayaking; ocean kayaking is also admired by many people. Ocean kayaking is great choice for surfing.

Usually kayaks are slim boats widely exploited for sailing on still lake waters. So to use such kayaks on ocean some modifications is required, they have to adopt to always ever-changing ocean’s unpredictable weather condition and huge brute strength of ocean. Considering this many changes are done for normal rigorous kayak to transform it into ocean kayak. So it is well said about ocean kayak that “Ocean kayaks are bit dissimilar and some modifications and differences make them better”.

Most important adjustment in ocean kayaks is that they are huge; means have longest length than convention kayaks. These ocean kayaks are about fifteen asset feet longer and about Twenty-six inches wider. Cockpit of ocean kayaks can be reinforced as per your spec if you want it large choose larger, if you want it small, take smaller.

Modern ocean kayaks can be made up of many variety types of materials, sizes and in many different designs. Two main types in ocean kayaks are strict kayaks and folding kayaks. There many different innovations are done with traditional craft and modern technology. Some new designs are recreational kayaks and sit on top kayaks, inflatable kayaks, surf kayaks or surf skies.

The most common sizing of an ocean kayaks is in between Twelve to Fifteen feet and commonly kayaks long lengths are built for two paddlers. Ocean kayaks normally 18″ to 28″ wide but some special case of kayaks like surf skies, which is particularly configured for wave surfing is very narrow. Longer length of ocean kayaks increases their power to navigation in straight line. And wider space allows more storage area.

Ocean kayaks can be made using many special types of material like rotomolded polyethylene, carbon Kevlar or more often Using fiberglass or even sometime local material like foam core or carbon fibers are exploited for building these kayaks. Hand-crafted kayaks are commonly made up of wood sometimes wood strips are covered by fiberglass. If ocean kayaks are of skin on frame then main frame of kayak is covered by canvas, Dacron or some other character of fabric.

Ocean kayaks sometimes have steering gear wheel in form or skegs or rudder. Ordinarily rudders are connected at stern and operated using wires from cockpit. For beach landing these rudders are retractable. Essentially skegs are straight blades which throw well in the stem of boat. These gearing are there for smoothen paddling when there is strong ocean wind.

Paddles exploited for ocean kayaks are different. There are three basic types of paddles for ocean kayaks are seen, European paddles, Greenland paddles and wing paddles.
Ocean kayaks are now used universal for marine journeys, does not matter for long low they are used from few hours to many weeks; they are becoming more popular with going years. For further data please check our net site

Michael Malega presents several Ocean Kayaks articles for your information. You can visit Michael’s web site at: Ocean Kayaks http://www.ocean-kayaks.net/Ocean-Kayaks.php

Q&A: How long before tsunami after earthquake happens?

Question by Laurie L: How long before tsunami after earthquake happens?
An earthquake struck in Japan and a tsunami is expected. What is the length of time between the earthquake and the tsunami?

Best answer:

Answer by John M
The experts can’t answer your question. In Japan, yesterday, they gave the tsunami warnings and had to sit and wait. Sometimes they don’t occur or their effect is minimal. But all you can do is sit and wait…

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Nice Weather Software photos

Check out these weather software images:

Bandelier – storm rising
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