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ebb tide

[′eb ‚tīd]
(oceanography)
The portion of the tide cycle between high water and the following low water. Also known as falling tide.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As the ebb tide rapidly flushes fresh water out of the estuary, this saltier water often remains nearly stationary.
Several of the tracks released in the duo's name at that time were actually Bobby Hatfield solo recordings, including Ebb Tide, I Love You For Sentimental Reasons and Unchained Melody (all included here).
Visitors can swim when the tide comes in, and watch sea creatures such as clams, crabs and lugworms during ebb tide. There are many other tourist and historic attractions on the island.
When there's a strong ebb tide meeting a southerly surf, Destin Pass can be dangerous.
In the gullies known as "The Horse" these are best fished on a slightly larger ebb tide and fish well with a very slight swell, creating white water in the surrounding area.
The Ebb Tide THE most powerful of three collaborations between Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne, The Ebb Tide prefigures Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station, said: "The row was completed an hour earlier than expected thanks to a fast-flowing ebb tide, and this was a great opportunity for four of our volunteer crew members to get a taste of what it was like to crew a lifeboat a century ago.
Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station, said: "The row was completed over an hour earlier than expected thanks to a fast-flowing ebb tide, and this was a great opportunity for four of our volunteer crew members to get a taste of what it was like to crew a lifeboat a century ago.
A spokesman said: "It is fortunate the group's plight was spotted from ashore; they appeared to be carrying no means of calling for help, and with time could well have drifted with the ebb tide into the much livelier sea conditions outside the bay."
Ton Fijen, technical director of Tidal Lagoon Power, said after running a tender process with worldleading turbine manufacturers they have "iterated" a turbine that delivers 93% efficiency on the ebb tide and 81% efficiency on the flood tide.
Owner Mark Grim's favorites include deep plum-colored 'Ebb Tide' and sweetly scented 'White Licorice'.
If the wetlands were functioning properly, bacterial counts would be reduced during ebb tide and that there would be a significant difference between the ebb and flow tide samples, however they were nearly identical.