It is possible that some of the "individual" waves are actually higher than 19 meters.
A 19-meter wave has been recorded in the North Atlantic Ocean in between the United Kingdom and Iceland. This is one of the tallest waves that has been recorded in history that has not been caused by seismic motions underneath the sea floor or by a tsunami.
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Mussels secrete proteins from their feet that allow them to cling to rocks in the face of powerful waves. By mimicking this technique, researchers have created a simple synthetic material that can prime and fuse two surfaces underwater.
What is referred to as "breaking wave" cloud patterns in our atmosphere reportedly disturb Earth's magnetic field (or magnetosphere) surprisingly often - more often than scientists previously thought, according to new research.