Patterns of Nature - Paul Nicklen
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Great Bear Sea

The nutrient rich waters of British Columbia are constantly being forced up and down this coast due to strong currents, upwellings and large tidal exchanges, force feeding species like these painted anemones. These currents reach speeds in excess of 14 knots, making them some of the strongest currents in the world. Can you imagine how quickly an oil spill would travel up and down this coast?