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Waves rise as mountains

And rise to the heavens,

And with horror drops glances

Into instantly dug abysses

A disturbing force like passion,

Does not know of a centre point,

Now to the sky, now into the precipice throws

A boat without an oar or rudder. A.K. Tolstoy

 
Man Fights the Ocean
 
In the centuries-old chronicle of navigation, it is possible to find a great deal of evidence of the struggle of Man against the terrible chaos of the Ocean in literature, paintings and sculpture. These are the impassioned lines of telegraph messages and gripping descriptions of storms and hurricanes, epic paintings by artists and stone monuments to seamen who have perished in the Ocean. Humans have fought back against violent Ocean chaos by strengthening vessels, finding better and more reliable means of navigation and communication and increasing the power of engines.

Text and images are from Man and the Ocean, a CD-ROM produced by the Russian Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography (HDNO).

 
 
 
 
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CEFAS is an internationally renowned scientific research and advisory centre working in fisheries management, environmental protection and aquaculture. CEFAS - The UK Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science CEFAS is an internationally renowned scientific research and advisory centre wo...  
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The Bering Sea Climate and Ecosystem page is sponsored by NOAA NOAA's Bering Sea Climate and Ecosystem Program The Bering Sea Climate and Ecosystem page is sponsored by NOAA 
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