Don't get swept away! Rip currents expected this weekend Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast
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As a visitor to the San Francisco Zoo in northern California's peninsular city of San Francisco, a visit to a new-arrival exhibit showed housed alligators within a special indoor habitat where they swam and lounged in tanks holding two-three feet of water and natural vegetation. However, they could not look outside directly, as the entry/exit doors were doubled (one with a small foyer and the other with a ramp) and the habitat was arrayed alongside one long wall; the windows were semi-opague.
The reptiles were alert to any outside stimulation, though, and I purposely introduced a bumblebee flitting around a nearby waterfowl-pond exhibit (it was not a busy day at the zoo). Reptiles and insect immediately communicated. When a slight atmospheric wavelength bipped the bee into the water with one of the 'gators, the 'gator moved to lift the bee on snout from the water and place the fuzzy bumbler on the exhibit rock/soil mass.
Whenever I think of rip currents now, I remember the 'gator and the bee--especially after a rip current 'delivered' a water-sogged Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish directly at one of my feet here at a Martin County, FL, beach and I was obliged to lift the tentacled creature to the water's surface as a telekinetic action so it could intake some oxygen; the colorful and unusual floater then rode the waves and perched on the beach sand reconnoitering.
But yes, beachgoers can become lost during ripcurrent action.