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May 6, 2010

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

At first glance you might mistake a bell-mouth spillway for a watery vortex into another dimension. What can only be described as a giant hole in the water is actually a method for controlling the release of flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area. These spillways help prevent floods from ‘dam’-aging…

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Mar 29, 2010

The Giant Isopod

The Giant Isopod

The Giant Isopod. Scientists call it Bathynomus Giganteus. Thought to be abundant in the cold murky depths of the Atlantic Ocean, it is the largest known Isopod in the world. Let’s take a closer look at the giant isopod Photograph by Daniel Stoker French zoologist Alphonse Milne-Edwards was the first…

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