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Old 06-12-2019, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
Except that tides are fairly small, in the open ocean, and there are other phenomena in lakes that could be mistaken for tides. And there are precious few salt lakes big enough that you could put an island in them out of sight of any other land, and most salt lakes are easily distinguished from the ocean by virtue of being much saltier.
I do appreciate your comments about the lack of salt lakes being that big, but there might be some.
Also the thought that tides are small in the 'open ocean' is not totally accurate in this case, since it isn't strictly 'open ocean' with shallow enough water to support a sand island. I don't know enough about tides to know if small sandy islands will have large enough discernible tides or not. I just assumed they did.