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Some of the fiercest weather conditions of the Atlantic Ocean can be witnessed in the Biscay Bay. The area is home to large storms during the winter months and there have been countless ships wrecks reported from the area as a result of the gruesome weather. The late spring and the early summer in the area are cool and cloudy and large fog triangles fill the south-western part of the inlet.
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Rocky promontories, panoramic views, kelp-dotted coves, and the dramatic sounds of pounding surf; open grasslands, forested hills, pristine prairies, and pygmy forests- you can experience all of these coastal wonders within the Salt Point State Park. With 20 miles of hiking trails, over six miles of rugged coastline, and an underwater park, you can enjoy a variety of picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, skin and SCUBA diving, and camping. The weather can be changeable along the rugged Northern California Coast. Even summertime can be cool as fog hugs the coastline and ocean winds chill the air. We recommend layered clothing for your visit.Sandstone and TafoniEver wonder where the streets of San Francisco came from? Sandstone from Salt Point was used in the construction of San Francisco's streets and buildings during the mid 1800's. If you look closely at the rocks at Gerstle Cove, you can still see eyebolts where the ships anchored while sandstone slabs were loaded onboard. Quarried rocks can still be seen scattered along the marine terrace north of Gerstle Cove. Look for the drill holes along the edges of the rocks that were used to separate the large rocks into smaller slabs.Tafoni is the Italian word for cavern. It is a natural phenomenon that is common along the sandstone near the ocean's edge at Gerstle Cove and Fisk Mill. Look for a honeycomb type network carved into the rocks forming pits, knobs, ribs, and ridges.
Recently, the figurehead has shown some anthropomorphic expressions, much like the Going Merry's did. The lion made a dizzy face in the manga when the Straw Hats got caught in a White Strom and, in the anime, a panicked face when they were surrounded by Sea Kings during their descent to Fish-Man Island, and again, when the ship caught on fire because Luffy forgot to turn off the stove, and during the ensuing chaos, the figurehead got a sweat drop. During the arrival at Wano Country, it had a panicked face when Luffy voiced his intention to leave it behind.
The Thousand Sunny itself bypassed Bonbori's first stomach, and kept sailing to the second stomach, where the remaining crew pulled it onto a landmass in order for Franky to reinforce the ship's hull, which was being corroded by the sea monster's digestive acid, with some scrap metal that was lying around. Luffy then goes on ahead on Chavez with Zoro, Sanji and Myskina Acier (who had been stranded on the island in Bonbori's first stomach for the past 200 years until Luffy came along), leaving Franky to finish the job himself. He then sails the Sunny to Bonbori's stomach, where the island of Alchemi lies, to pick up the rest of the crew. However, during Luffy's final battle with Mad Treasure, they ended up giving Bonbori a massive stomachache, forcing the giant football fish to regurgitate. The Thousand Sunny carrying all the Straw Hats, plus Olga, Elizabeth used the flow caused by Bonbori's dry heaves to accelerate to its mouth, then used Coup de Burst to fly out of its mouth just at the moment of its regurgitation. The crew later made port at an island, where they presumably removed the metal reinforcements, and dropped of the Water Lizards, as well as the two Myskina's. As they sail off, Nami reveals that she stole an invitation to Gran Tesoro from Mad Treasure whilst she was captive, and after hearing about the entertainment provided, Luffy quickly makes his decision and orders the Thousand Sunny to sail there.
After Doflamingo's defeat, Luffy and his group arrived at Zou and came across the Thousand Sunny. When Kin'emon and Kanjuro were separated from the group during the climb to Zou, they rested at the ship until the next day.
After the Raid on Onigashima, the Straw Hats, with help from the locals and their allies, fixed up the Sunny, alongside the General Franky, the Heart Pirates' Polar Tang and the Kid Pirates' Victoria Punk, from any damage it received during the earlier battle, as well as possibly from the impact the ships received when Onigashima landed on the Wano mainland. On a later date, when the Straw Hats were leaving Wano after saying goodbye to their friends, they and the Heart Pirates started sailing towards Mogura Port, where a gondola which allowed a safe way to leave the island existed. However, after Eustass Kid taunted the other two captains about taking the safe way out as he headed to the Climbing Koi Waterfall, Law and Luffy fell for his provocation and steered their ships off the waterfall alongside him, much to their respective crew's displeasure. Fortunately, the Sunny managed to land safely with only a broken loom, which Franky fixed up.
Some days later, the ship got caught in a blizzard after entering the climate zone of a winter island, where they encountered a massive Warm Eddy, with a person trapped inside it. Zoro cuts up the Warm Eddy revealing the person to be a child-form Jewelry Bonney. However, in a bizarre sequence of events, during the blizzard, Chopper is blown off the ship, along with Luffy who attempted to save him. Luffy then grabbed Bonney in a bid to save her, just as the pirate warned the Straw Hats of a threat below the ship. They then noticed a massive Mecha-Shark that was about to swallow the Sunny whole. After barely managing to evade the shark's jaws, Jinbe dove off the ship in order to rescue the three Devil Fruit users, giving command to Franky, who used the Ships Bottom: Rabbit Screw in an attempt to come around and help Jinbe in his rescue. However, the Mecha-Shark fired a pair of homing torpedoes at the Sunny, causing the ship to capsize, and the crew, who were unable to fight the current, to start drowning. After the Mecha-Shark chased Jinbe away with cannon fire, it turned its attention back to the Sunny. Fortunately, the ship and the crew were saved by the giant mecha, Vegaforce-01, who chased away the shark before lifting them out of the water. The pilot then revealed themselves as a young woman, who claimed to be Dr. Vegapunk. When Robin doubted her, knowing that Vegapunk should be an old man, she reintroduced herself as Punk-02, Lilith, before demanding their money and surrounding them with Sea Beast Weapons. However, before she could go any further, Punk-01, Shaka contacted her and warned her of the danger she's in, particularly from Zoro and Robin. Zoro then stated a demand, with Shaka seemingly obliging. Lilith then carried the ship with the Vegaforce-01 to the Labosphere level of Egghead, with all the Straw Hats disembarking, except Zoro and Brook who stayed on the Sunny.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide was elected president in 1990 during Haiti's first free and peaceful election. His presidency lasted until 1995, when Rene Preval was elected as his successor. Aristide was re-elected president in 2000. For the next four years, the country experienced violence, political corruption, and food shortages. In 2004, Aristide was forced out of the country by protesters who were hoping for new leadership. A series of new presidents followed, but most were controversial leaders like Aristide.
Video and photography have revealed tantalizing glimpses into the lives of Antarctic blue whales and spurred the development of automated ways to detect these critically endangered ocean giants. googletag.cmd.push(function() googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2'); ); The research, led by scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division, Scottish Association for Marine Science, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, measured the movement and behavior of Antarctic blue whales in fine detail.This included dive times, blow rates, swim speeds and broad scale movements, using 'photogrammetric' (video-based) tracking and photo-identification.The team, including Dr. Susannah Calderan and Dr. Brian Miller, surveyed locations off East Antarctica, between the Dumont D'Urville Sea and the Ross Sea, during three voyages in 2013, 2015 and 2019."The 2013 voyage was the first time we'd used passive acoustic instruments to find Antarctic blue whales by listening for their sounds," Dr. Miller said."The instruments allowed us to detect and track these rare and elusive animals from hundreds of kilometers away and get close enough to study them in fine detail."Once the team spotted a blue whale or a group of whales, their ship remained at a distance while they videoed the animals, typically for an hour at a time."We wanted to gain as much understanding as possible about the behavior of the whales in their natural state, before we moved close enough to take photos for identification," Dr. Calderan said.Extreme swimmersThe video tracking data allowed the team to measure the precise location of the whales each time they surfaced, how often they breathed (blow rates), how fast they swam and where they went."By measuring them very precisely we're able to get an indication of whether animals are feeding or just moving through the area, and pick up patterns of movement and behavior," Dr. Calderan said.The whales' dive behavior comprised a sequence of short dives averaging 17.6 seconds each, followed by a long dive of, on average, three minutes. Blow rates showed the animals breathe about 60 times an hour.The whales' average swimming speeds varied between about 3.2km/hr and 6.6 km/hr, with the fastest speed detected at almost 15 km/hr. These were considerably faster than speeds measured in other blue whale populations in New Zealand, Sri Lank and California."This study confirms our picture of Antarctic blue whales as the most extreme among extreme animals," Dr. Miller said."They're the largest animals on earth, the largest of the blue whale sub-species, and they travel faster and further than other blue whales."Automated detectionThe video dataset collected on the three voyages is now being used to develop artificial intelligence (AI) to detect whales at sea during noisy operations, such as offshore oil and gas surveys and wind-farm construction.The AI will reside within camera systems mounted on ships that can scan a 360 degree view of the ocean and detect blows from whales during the day and night."We've provided our expertise to guide industry in developing a focussed product that might reduce impacts on whales and that we can use for scientific observations," Dr. Miller said."We could put this new tech on our icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, and get whale data on every voyage.""It won't replace dedicated whale voyages, but if we can get short observations on every voyage we can look at trends in populations rather than just individuals."The research team said the study illustrates the benefits of applying technology in innovative ways, to learn more about an animal that has proved difficult to find and study using survey and sighting techniques that work well with other whales and species."When you try something different, it affords you new opportunities to do research," Dr. Miller said."This is important when you're studying the most hunted whale during industrial whaling, and when there are still questions about its recovery and how to best protect them."The research is published in Frontiers in Marine Science. More information:Susannah V. Calderan et al, Surfacing rates, swim speeds, and patterns of movement of Antarctic blue whales, Frontiers in Marine Science (2023). DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1087967Journal information:Frontiers in Marine Science 041b061a72