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What is a seiche?

April 25, 2017

A seiche is a standing wave oscillating in a body of water. If you have observed water sloshing back and forth in a swimming pool, bathtub, or cup of water, you may have witnessed a […]

Which cetacean is a “Common Rorqual”?

April 25, 2017

  Known by nicknames like Razorback, Finback, and Common Rorqual, the Fin Whale is the second largest animal in the world. Growing up to 85 feet (26 m) in the Southern Hemisphere and 75 feet […]

Why do we name tropical storms and hurricanes?

April 24, 2017

Storms are given short, distinctive names to avoid confusion and streamline communications Until the early 1950s, tropical storms and hurricanes were tracked by year and the order in which they occurred during that year. Over […]

Which cetacean is a “Finback”?

April 20, 2017

  Known by nicknames like Razorback, Finback, and Common Rorqual, the Fin Whale is the second largest animal in the world. Growing up to 85 feet (26 m) in the Southern Hemisphere and 75 feet […]

What is a hurricane?

April 19, 2017

A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. A tropical cyclone is a rotating low-pressure weather system that has organized thunderstorms but no fronts (a […]

Which cetacean is a “Razorback”?

April 18, 2017

Known by nicknames like Razorback, Finback, and Common Rorqual, the Fin Whale is the second largest animal in the world. Growing up to 85 feet (26 m) in the Southern Hemisphere and 75 feet (25 […]

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