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Ocean Facts

Answers to your questions about our oceans and coasts.

Why do we have spring tides in the fall?

What is 'Old Sow'?

What is a perigean spring tide?

Where do I get NOAA tides and currents data?

What is an eddy?

Why is data on currents important?

What is the Loop Current?

How do we measure currents?

What is a turbidity current?

Who first charted the Gulf Stream?

What is a rip current?

What is a current?

How fast is the Gulf Stream?