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Subject: What causes 'boat trails' in the water?

Date: Sat Jun 30 06:15:41 2001
Posted by Lonnie
Grade level: grad (science) School: Virginia Commonwealth University
City: Tampa State/Province: FL Country: No country entered.
Area of science: Physics
ID: 993896141.Ph

When flying I often see the trails of where boats have passed. These are 
obviously not wakes. They generally appear as a lighter colored path showing 
where the boat travelled. What causes this anomaly in the waters surface 

Re: What causes 'boat trails' in the water?

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