The Ominous Ocean: Rogue Waves, Rip Currents and Other Dangers Along the Shoreline and in the Sea
That great blue sea looks so inviting, but like so many lures, this vast ocean holds many dangers for the human seafarer as well as for those engaged in water sports. Engagingly detailed, University of California professor of earth and planetary sciences, Gary Griggs, has assembled a medley of stories and scientific accounts dramatically describing the perils that this marine milieu poses. Having already once been rescued being towed out to sea by a rip current, I am aware of this seductive challenge and gasp at other potential ways to drown at the beach. Surfing, scuba diving, and free diving are challenging and appealing endeavors, but these activities have their inherent risks. Denizens of the sea, such as sting rays, lionfish, sharks, venomous reptiles, and many others, may use their weapons in self-defense if encountered. But even more, threatening are the rogue waves that can submerge and even tear ships apart, or think about underseas earthquakes and the tsunamis these produce, destroying coastal life. Learn that the Bermuda Triangle is nothing but a mythic mystery. Illustrated with photos supporting the absorbing text, the story of this menacing ocean is an absorbing and educational review of this powerful ocean.
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