Welcome to Snails to Whales, Bruce Berman's Boston Harbor blog focused on both the little and the big things that make Boston Harbor such an extraordinary place to live, work and play.
It is also a place for my Boston University students and my colleagues at Save the Harbor / Save the Bay to share their work and experiences.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Hi! My name is Melissa Veiga, I am from Cape Verde islands, I am taking this class because I love the beach and I would like to explore more about it.
According to http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_way_does_water_go_down_drain_in_Australia, the water goes down in any direction depending on how the water was spinning at first. If the faucet which you use to fill a container is ever so slightly inclined to the left or to the right, this will give the water a spin that will last for at least a day. Coriolis effects - effects due to the rotation of the Earth - are usually quite secondary.
Today, my group and I went for a little trip to the lady's room to watch in what direction does the water drains down the sink. I put my hands above the drainer and let the water fill up the sink, after I removed my hands from above the drainer, we came to a conclusion that the water was spinning counter clock wise.