This Old Sailors’ Mystery Could Help Save Swimmers

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For thousands of years, sailors have been telling stories of a mysterious phenomenon called dead water. Even after scientists figured out why it happens, it still affects swimmers today.

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Sources:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn15003-mysterious-dead-water-effect-caught-on-film/
http://www.mathaware.org/mam/01/essay.html
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1103.0903.pdf
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23663380_Swimming_obstructed_by_dead-water

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