By: Victoria Ouyang
The long-standing mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may have been solved! Scientists believe that this notorious area might just be haunted with unusual weather patterns. Find out here how St. Mary's Environmental Science students respond to the topic.
The Bermuda Triangle, extending over half-a-million square miles of ocean between Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico, is notorious for a high number of planes and ships going missing in the area. In a new Science Channel documentary, experts claim that an unusual type of cloud in the region could be behind the large number of disappearances. The clouds are hexagonal-shaped with unusual straight edges and range in size between 20-54 miles wide, apparently causing huge winds of 65 miles per hour. These huge winds, as a result, cause powerful tides that are capable of taking down planes and ships. Dr. Randy Cerveny of Arizona State University says, “These types of hexagonal shapes over the ocean are in essence air bombs.”
However, others have disputed this claim on the basis that the disappearances are relatively insignificant compared to the large amount of ships and planes that successfully pass through the area. *Eleanor James (11), who takes AP Environmental Studies through the Online School for Girls, says, “I believe that to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, there definitely needs to be more evidence to have a solid basis of understanding.” Even if not the solution to this notorious myth of the Bermuda Triangle, this phenomenon marks a significant breakthrough in our understanding of unfamiliar weather patterns.
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