Tides: ocean’s dance with the moon

 

Join us Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for Jonathan White’s presentation about tides.  How far would you go to understand the tides?  Local author Jonathan White interviewed the monks at the Mont St Michel monastery in France, went under the ice with an Inuit elder in the Arctic, and traveled to Panama, Chile, Italy, and China.  Our daily experience of tides is of the slow rise and fall of water in a 12 hour cycle, but did you know that the tide is actually a wave that sweeps along our coast at the speed of a modern jet?  We don’t perceive it this way because the distance from crest to crest is half the distance around the earth — 10,000 miles.

Join us for this FREE lecture with refreshments provided.

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Smith/Aguero Trust Presentation on the Environment & Padilla Bay Foundation