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tidal bore: see AmazonAmazon,
Port. Amazonas , world's second longest river, c.3,900 mi (6,280 km) long, formed by the junction in N Peru's Andes Mts. of two major headstreams, the Ucayali and the shorter Marañón.
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inrush of water that advances upstream with a wavelike front, caused by the progress of incoming tide from a wide-mouthed bay into its narrower portion. The tidal movement tends to be retarded by friction as it reaches the shallower water and meets the river current; it
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Before they get there, they have to conquer one of the longest tidal bores on the planet - known locally as a pororoca.
Eu sou uma pororoca dos generos, eu sou uma pororoca inter-racial, intersocial.
Fernando Flexa Ribeiro, jailed in 2004 and tried for participating in Operacao Pororoca, a huge fraud scheme in the northeastern state of Para, in which 28 business and political leaders benefitted from more than US$35 million billed for infrastructure projects that were never carried out.
If these leave you flat, then check out the pororoca, an Atlantic tidal wave that tends to travel as much as eight miles up the Amazon river during February and March.
Completing the video instruction is a performance by Santos on the rhythms of pororoca and gueri-gueri, as well as two solos displayed by this amazing percussionist.
Entertainment includes the Brazilian band Pororoca and dancing.
Another of the area's oceanographic oddities is the pororoca, or tidal bore.
The MYCAL operations include 300 MYCAL stores and Pororoca supermarkets, other specialty retailers, services and amenity operations.
Myrsinaceae), conhecida popularmente como Pororoca, e uma especie pioneira ocorrente em todo o pais e em quase todas as formacoes vegetais (LORENZI, 2000), sendo uma especie com potencial para reflorestamento de areas degradadas visto sua ocorrencia em ambientes antropofizados, como demonstrado por Kalesnik e Acenolaza (2008).