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The Cheerios Effect In The Open Water

The Cheerios Effect In The Open Water Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "Occasionally, I run into clumps of seaweed and bunches of trash or plastic in the ocean," says Steven Munatones. "It is more often than not that I swim into a clump of something rather than a solitary piece of trash or single piece of seaweed. I have always wondered

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If You Are Bleeding, Tell Someone

Sometimes athletes hit rocks, jetties, turn buoys, flotsam, jetsam or other athletes while competing in open water swims. Sometimes, they hit things or people quite hard causing lacerations and blood to appear. In cold water or in murky waters, it may be difficult to know that you are bleeding in these cases. But if you are in an ocean swim, it is always

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