heavy swell


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a broad and deep undulation of the ocean

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There are typically thousands of dinoflagellates per liter of water in the lagoon, but those concentrations had dropped to less than 100 in early November as heavy swells dispersed them, she said.
Still heavy swell but they carried out manoeuvre perfectly," Guillemot said on Saturday.
As Titan has worked to yank the ship from its resting place in recent weeks - they've pulled it more than 20 feet out of the ground since last month - the underlying soil has been disturbed, and a heavy swell brought the oil chunks ashore Friday, Parrot ventured.
He added: "It became impossible to get to them because of the heavy swell.
With a superhuman effort, the pilot turned into the wind and ditched the Canso in a heavy swell, where, blazing furiously, it quickly sank.
CalMac were also forced to cancel sailings on west coast routes due to strong winds and heavy swell conditions.
This was extremely difficult due to heavy swell and the darkness.
Speak to any Merseyside seafarer and the memories tumble out, like oddments rolling from the back of a locker in a heavy swell.
Balancing on a coffin-lid in a heavy swell won't be everyone's bag and there are plenty of other things to try.
They had hit the tail end of the storm and sailed through it, and although there was still a heavy swell the pounding of the waves on the wooden hull was lessening and the big combers were no longer breaking over the bows and streaming down the decks.
The four collapsible lifeboats proved to be virtually useless in the heavy swell of the ocean and two of them were almost pulled under by the Titanic as she sank.
The coastguard said a heavy swell had built up over the past few days whipped up by strong winds.
Now, just a day later and despite the presence of flags and safety warnings, it has emerged that six more teenagers were pulled from the water after being caught out by the heavy swell and tide.
A heavy swell was pounding the yacht and its engine was not powerful enough to free it.
The terrified teens called 999 but a heavy swell prevented Staithes lifeboat getting close enough to carry out a rescue.