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King Tides on Funafuti

Posted on 22. Feb, 2011 by Florent Baarsch in King Tides

King Tides on Funafuti

Every month at full Moon, the high tides are coming in on Tuvalu. In the months between January and March the tides are exceptionally high. The highest high tide of the year is popularly referred to as « King Tides » and happens in February. This year the tides measured around 3.24 meters…

In the middle of the King Tides on Tuvalu

Posted on 18. Feb, 2011 by Lan Marie in King Tides

In the middle of the King Tides on Tuvalu

The water is not only washing over the coastline, but it is also seeping through small holes in the porous atoll ground. It is a bit less salty than ordinary sea water (so they say here) and it is quite polluted. The PH is around 4, while PH for sea water normally is around 8. Maybe it is the pigs houses that we can see in the background, maybe it is the pink toilets beside the meeeting house?

Living with the tides

Posted on 18. Feb, 2011 by Lan Marie in Interview, King Tides

Living with the tides

When I have finished my foundations, I want to study something about the environment. I want to know how we can adapt to climate change…

High tide – King Tide – 1/0

Posted on 17. Feb, 2011 by Lan Marie in King Tides

High tide – King Tide – 1/0

One day before the king tides. The tide calendar says 3.15 meters and as we pass our regular spots, where the water is always seeping through at high tide, we see that the water is defiantly coming up.


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