Broome’s tidal wonder …

Twice a year, Broome is subject to a wonder of science. Where does all that water come from, and go to. Over ten metres of water column advances in just a bit over 6 hours, then disappears just as quick. Some comparisons pictured here:

Just 6 hours later

High tide, Roebuck Bay


low tide, Roebuck Bay, 6 hours after high

Roebuck Bay

Catalina Villas to the left:

??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????Low tide as far as you can see:???????????????????????????????Town Beach at high tide, then low, 6 hours later:??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????Town Beach vista to the Port at low tide. Click on images to enlarge:???????????????????????????????The tides were slightly less than in 2011, the biggest in decades.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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