Square Waves

This beautiful pattern of square waves taken at the Phares des Baleines in France is actually quite dangerous! This natural phenomenon is known as a cross swell or cross sea, and occurs when two different wave patterns collide. Photo by Michel Griffon.

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Waves Along the Beach

Today’s Image of the Day goes to this photo capturing wave after wave on the way towards the beach. Between the light blue waters and the sandy shoreline, it looks like a perfect place to hang out. It’s also a great reminder of the importance of keeping our beaches and the ocean free of plastic […]

Crashing waves

Clearing the Slate for a New Day

Today’s Biofriendly Image of the Day goes to this serene image of the sun setting on the horizon, while waves crash along the rocky shore nearby. In the distance you can see what seems to be the silhouette of a sailboat. Although the image itself was taken along Magic Island near Waikiki, it almost acts […]

Frozen Waves, Biofriendly Image of the Day

Frozen Waves

Today’s Biofriendly image features what looks like frozen waves. Called ‘Ice Sculptures In the Making’ by photographer Béatrice Karjalainen, this image shows the slow freeze of water as it is pushed from the lake to the shore. It’s interesting how the constant flow of the tide make a similar shape whether with liquid water or frozen.

Ocean waves at high tide by Horizon2035 via Flickr

Tidal Energy

It seems like almost every day a new type of renewable energy resource is popping up. Especially in the wake of an incident such as the recent Gulf Oil Spill, renewable energies like wind, solar and even tidal power are gaining more and more interest. So, let’s take a look at tidal energy for a moment.