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Do the Great Lakes have tides?

Lake viewed from rocky shore.

PortandTerminal.com, October 16, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Do the Great Lakes have tides? Yes, but they are not big enough to notice. More about that in a moment. As every schoolchild learns, the tides refer to the rise and fall of our oceans’ surfaces. They are caused by the attractive forces of the Moon and Sun’s gravitational fields as well as …

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Atomic bombs and whale sharks: How to calculate age of world’s largest fish

Whale Shark

REUTERS, APRIL 10, 2020 “For the management of any marine species, knowledge of growth rate is critical as it determines the resilience of populations to threats such as fishing” WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have figured out how to calculate the age of whale sharks – Earth’s largest fish – with some guidance from the radioactive fallout spawned by Cold War-era …

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WATCH: Metal inspired by fire ants could one day lead to ‘unsinkable ships’

PortandTerminal.com, November 7, 2019 Drawing on diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, researchers have developed a metal structure that refuses to sink – which could lead to unsinkable ships, indestructible flotation devices, and more. ROCHESTER, NY – University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so …

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