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An immense spring tide of red — Capitals jerseys, towels and signs — began to build before dawn, swamping a dozen blocks of Constitution Avenue NW in downtown Washington.
Some of the city’s biggest flood events have happened at noon and midnight, when bimonthly spring tides happen to occur.
The mass stranding was the unfortunate coincidence of high wind speeds combined with low spring tides and extreme cold temperatures, Coleen Suckling, a marine biologist at Bangor University in Wales, writes for The Conversation.
The barge holds four weeks’ worth of seawater; every two weeks—during spring tides, which occur at the new and full moons—the Osbornes top up.
The spring tides come in over the seagrass and, when the water retreats, leave salt to crystallize.
In general, tidal bores are at their strongest during spring tides, slightly more extreme tides that occur during full and new moons.
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: a tide in which the sea rises and falls more than usual
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