Episode 117

The oceans hold more than 96% of the Earth’s water, and it’s the motions of those oceans we’re focusing on today. As people hit the beaches, many are unaware of underlying dangers lurking close to shore, and we’re not talking about Jaws… We’re talking about rip currents, which lead to some 30,000 rescues each year. Today’s guest is Dr. Greg Dusek, Senior Scientist at NOAA’s National Ocean Service, and he knows all about rip currents. We’ll discuss how to spot these hazards and how you can break the grip of the rip. We also couldn’t let Dr. Dusek get away without discussing a few other topics, so if you’re already wondering what a meteotsunami is…we’ll get to that later. Let’s dive in!