Previous analyses of eddy flux data in coastal wetlands revealed that tidal inundation significantly suppressed ecosystem respiration in spring tides
comparing to neap tides [18, 19].
As a modification of Wood's original idea linking astronomy and the Titanic, we suggest that perigean spring tides
during each of those three months--especially the period near the extreme lunar perigee on January 4th--could have helped to refloat icebergs.
The number of birds specializing on ebb (n = 11, spring tides
and n = 6, neap tides) and flood tides (n = 6, spring tides
and n = 8, neap tides) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED] did not change significantly between the spring and neap tide series ([X.sup.2] = 2.183, P = 0.140).
Then at some time between 5,800 and 4,600 years ago there came a moment when even the lowest of the low spring tides
failed to reveal any dry land and the tidal strait as we know it today was first formed."
In addition, tide levels will be rising to a spring tide
peak overnight on Friday/Saturday morning.
With the panorama of our industrial heritage, new sea defences and modern innovation spread around, the cliffs of Huntcliff, Boulby and Whitby visible along the coast and the mountainous spring tide
waves pounding the new sea wall, it was spectacular.
Bob Warwick, of RNLI New Brighton, said: "A spring tide
of 10m at high water made this more challenging than usual.
A strong southerly gale and a high spring tide
could cause the wall to give way and allow the sea to flood large parts of the town.
The Spring tide
that flooded Ireland in the last General Election all but drained away last night.
BEHIND Ousted Mubarak SPRING TIDE
Z Protesters back in Tahrir Square
The sea and the weather seemed perfect for fishing during the day, but come the start of the match, the spring tide
came with some force, making many places unfishable.
He said: "When we have a spring tide
, the rate the tide comes in increases and so does the volume of water.