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The Pororoca Phenomenon
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The Pororoca Phenomenon
The pororoca is a tidal bore, with waves up to 4 meters high that travel as much as 13 kilometers inland upstream the Amazon River. The word pororoca comes from the indigenous Tupi language, meaning "great destructive noise".


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Posted by nova on August 24, 2011
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Posted by kimmy on August 14, 2007 at 1:29 pm
This is a huge version of the reversing rapids in Eastern Canada.
Awesome.
Posted by bartolel on August 20, 2007 at 5:56 am
Wicked! Yeah, the tidal bore in Nova Scotia is the best one I've seen.
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