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randy patton

Physical oceanography, surface and internal wave characteristics, ocean currents, fluid mechanics, geophysical fluid dynamics, ocean optics, coastal dynamics, modeling and simulation, data analysis, El Nino and related large scale dynamics Not an expert in marine biology (some in bioluminescence) or chemical oceanography

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2016-10-09 Hurricane Matthew impact:

My expertise is not in marine biology but I'll try to answer. As I understand it, the recent algal blooms in Florida were caused by the release of fertilizer laden water (due to runoff into catch basins)

2016-08-28 Megalodon:

Hi Tegan,    My expertise is in physical oceanography, not marine biology or paleontology, so I'm sorry I cannot provide an authoritative answer to your question.    Nonetheless, I suggest you Google megalodon

2016-07-24 Density:

In a gravitational field, yes.     This is sort of technical but density really refers to a concentration of MASS. A golf ball has more mass/volume ( = density ) than a ping-pong ball. We usually refer

2016-07-23 Density:

Basically density means how heavy an object is for a given size. As an example, compare a ping-pong ball (low density --> light) with a golf ball (higher density --> heavier). Since the 2 types of balls

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