Friday, March 18, 2016

“For thousands of years, sailors in the Marshall Islands...

"For thousands of years, sailors in the Marshall Islands have navigated vast distances of open ocean without instruments. The Marshalls provide a crucible for navigation: 70 square miles of land, total, comprising 5 islands and 29 atolls, rings of coral islets that grew up around the rims of underwater volcanoes millions of years ago and now encircle gentle lagoons. In this week's @nytmag, the writer Kim Tingley explores whether science help explain how wave pilots, in defiance of the dizzying complexities of fluid dynamics, can detect direction and proximity to land. @markpetersonpixs took this photo of the Jitdam Kapeel, a sailing canoe at work." By nytimes on Instagram.

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