Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Things / Other 12


The pororoca is a tidal bore, with waves up to 4 meters high that travel as much as 13 kilometers inland upstream on the Amazon River. Its name comes from the indigenous Tupi language, where it translates into "great destructive noise". It occurs at the mouth of the river where river water meets the Atlantic Ocean. The phenomenon is best seen in February and March.Read more about it on MFS, with 2 videoclips.

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