Dory Rips facts for kids
The phenomenon occurs at the entrance to the Minas Basin, which is known for the globe's highest tides.
The turbulence does not result from a simple rip tide, but rather from the collision of three opposed tidal currents whose violence is enhanced by the presence of a subsurface reef that forces the water upward. The powerful incoming tidal current loops back and collides with itself while another current, coursing in semicircular fashion around Advocate Bay, slams into the collision point at a 90-degree angle.
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