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Rogue Waves and Sea Stories by Peter A. Mello
March 7, 2010, 11:36 pm
Filed under: Oceans | Tags: , ,

One of the most amazing things about the sea is that despite all the technology and science that we have at our disposal, it’s great at keeping secrets and perpetuating mysteries.

It often seems that when heavy weather is involved in an at sea casualty, it’s attributed to a rogue wave. However, as this Newsy report suggests, it’s not always clear sailing when it comes to the science of rogue waves.

However, whether you believe in “rogue waves” or not, here’s a scary video from the popular television show, Deadliest Catch.

Finally, just in case you missed it, here’s a CBS news report with video taken as a wave crashes through cabin windows of the cruise ship Louis Majesty, killing 2 and injuring another dozen passengers.

Good Read -> How Big Waves Go Rogue – Wired Science – March 5, 2010

Exciting Rogue Waves – Physics / American Physical Sociey – October 19, 2009

Rogue Wave (Wikipedia)

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terrible, I guess it’s easy to say now but maybe the crew should have avoided letting people be so close to the glass.

Comment by alex

Thanks for visiting and commenting. Your blog is awesome, especially the photography. I look forward to following your adventure. If you guys ever want to guest post on Sea-Fever, let me know.
Good luck, great success, fair winds and (small) following seas! Peter

Comment by Peter A. Mello




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