Internal Waves: sunlight reflects the smooth sections, appearing as white arcs

Scientists have discovered why how the Luzon Strait's giant internal waves rise from the deep.


The biggest ocean waves in the world sweep through the South China Sea's Luzon Strait, towering more than 550 feet (170 meters). However, these massive waves barely break the surface.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have proved that the spacing of two submerged seafloor ridges in the northern Luzon Strait is perfect for generating gigantic internal waves.

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Hawaii: no plastic bags in the state

The Hawaiian Islands are preparing to ban plastic bags in its territory.


An estimated 500 billion to one trillion plastic bags are used worldwide, every year. Nearly 380 billion of those are consumed in the USA.

This time, all four of the populated counties in Hawaii have passed legislation banning plastic bags at checkout counters, making it the first state in the country to pass such a ban.

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Ensenada toll road: no access to surf breaks

The Ensenada toll road has collapsed about 58 miles south of the US-Mexico border, in Baja California.


On the 28th December, 2014, part of the scenic toll road that runs from Tijuana down the Baja California peninsula has been severely damaged. A 4.6 magnitude earthquake contributed to the collapse.

Traffic has been rerouted onto the old two-lane highway between Tijuana and Ensenada. The event will seriously affect tourism in Ensenada.

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