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THE BRINY BLUE — Waves in the open ocean can be downright terrifying, sometimes reaching heights of more than 100 feet. For reference, that's roughly the size of a 10-story building.
And the bad news, for people who struggle with seasickness, is that waves are probably going to get bigger in coming years as ocean temperatures rise. Of course, this might be good news for big wave surfers. But it means the rest of us can expect bumpier boat rides, more chaotic boogie-boarding and a higher probability of coastal flooding.
I don't know how big the waves are in this video. But it's wild to see the ships bounce high and bend low. If you're prone to motion sickness, you might want to pop a Dramamine before watching this video.
It kind of reminds me of "The Perfect Storm." Do you remember watching George Clooney and his crew battle (and ultimately succumb to) the stormy sea? Waves that sunk the real-life Andrea Gail, the story from which the movie is derived, were 40-footers. It's mind-blowing to think that waves can reach heights almost three times that.
Anyhow, for some people, this wave video here won't do much. They'll consider it just another day on the ocean, where boats regularly get bumped around by the waves. But for those who are sensitive to motion, it probably depicts one of the most miserable moments imaginable. And I'm sincerely sorry if it made you vomit.