Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco
Essaouira

 
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The Sea

The Atlantic Ocean

 

 

 

The Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean
for fishing, surfing and swimming

 


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ECO Friendly Tour


Ramparts Low Tide

Hilking symbol - Trail Seaboard walking tour.
Start at Plage Safi easy walk along the northwestern shore south to to the Port, passing outside the ramparts of the medina.
Marine fauna and flora. Fishing.





 

TIDES

Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth.
Learn more about Tides in Essaouira

 

 

 

Rocky coast of the Atlantic Ocean

Sharp sandstone rocks protects the ramparts of the medina.

Children crossing at Low tide

Low tide

 

Afternoon mist at the Ramparts of Bab Doukkala and Mellah

Afternoon mist at the beach Low tide at Plage Akskis
Ramparts of Bab Doukkala and the Mellah

Plage Akskis High Tide

High tide at Plage Akskis

 

TIDES

Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth.

Characteristics

Tide changes proceed via the following stages:

  • Sea level rises over several hours, covering the intertidal zone; flood tide.
  • The water rises to its highest level, reaching high tide.
  • Sea level falls over several hours, revealing the intertidal zone; ebb tide.
  • The water stops falling, reaching low tide.

    Tides produce oscillating currents known as tidal streams.

 

Low Tide

High tide

The sealevel changes in average 2,5 m from High to Low tide in Essaouira.

Max height is 3,9 m and min height is 0,3 in Essaouira
(Agadir
max height 3,8 m and min height 0,4 m)

tidal amplitude

The tidal coefficient was this day 97 (very high).

The tidal coefficient is the amplitude of the tide forecast,
that is the difference in height between the consecutive
high tides and low tides in a given area.


Source: Tide Table Agadir Fishing

Ramparts of the medina

Rampart Mellah Low Tide

More pics in Mogador Walls

Tidal sea water changes

High Tide Wawes  reaching the ramparts of the medina

Ramparts Mellah High Tide

Sea at low tide  the port

Sea at high tide the port

The sea at high and low tide at the port after first winter rain
Brown color from the river Ksob

Winter waves


Sea bird

Sea birds fishing

Fishermen in the sea

Fishermen floating between islands at the coast.


The mussels that line the rocky sections of the coast are highly sought after in Morocco, where they are served up in tajines, or cooked with onions and lemons, and are particularly in demand during the holy month of Ramadan. So when the tide is out, the poachers scour the rocks with iron bars they use to catch the black-shelled mollusks.
Source: http://phys.org/news/2012-08-morocco-illegal-mussel-pickers-ply.html

Pack of dogs living  at the ramparts of the Medina

Pack of dogs living on the beach at the ramparts of the medina.
Plage Akskis (Bab Doukkala and the walls of the Mellah.)

Dogs resting on the rocks . Low tide morning
Low tide morning. Plage Akskis

Plage Safi

Plage Safi
High Tide


Astronaut Photography of Essaouira and Cap Sim beaches

Astronaout photograph of Essaouira and Cap Sim

Image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov


 

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