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164981.  Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:10 pm Reply with quote

'Does sir dress north or south?'

167164.  Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:41 am Reply with quote

For the mattang notes, you may find this article useful Chris.

Mapping of the ocean floor by sonar has shown why the waves of the Californian coast are so, like, awesome, dude.

It makes sense that underwater topology would affect the way that waves form, I wonder how the polynesians took this into account when creating their mattangs?

167187.  Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:28 am Reply with quote

At the highest point of the protrusion, the wave becomes unstable and breaks. Data collection was impossible in that location because the rough sea presented too much danger to the scientists.

They clearly need more surfer scientists.

I've been researching albatrosses, and have found that certain species seem to be able to detect the contours of the ocean floor, and will only fish from areas that are greater than 1,000 feet deep. Some Antarctic scientist was tracking a few tagged ones on satellite, and they appeared to be following the contours perfectly on his map overlays.


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