Whales have fascinated humans for centuries. We see this reflected through literary works such as Moby Dick and through activities such as whale watching. Human fascination has only recently led to an effort to preserve whale populations.
Whales have been endangered for years, but are they making a comeback now?
Tsunamis have been a source of fascination for centuries with illustrations of ancient tsunamis preserved throughout countless generations of art and stories. Indeed, tsunamis are prevalent in Greek mythology, and they can be seen in the anger of Poseidon, as well as the mythology of the Duwamish people in the form of shape-shifting water spirits, A'yahos.
For something that seems like such a crazy anomaly, it might seem surprising that there are such detailed records of tsunamis dating back to prehistoric times. In fact, these prehistoric tsunamis, which have captivated humans’ imaginations since time immemorial, are identifiable through geological evidence.
But what are tsunamis and how do they start?