Hurricane Irma was so strong that it literally pushed water out of its way. The result? Shorelines in the Bahamas and Florida temporarily vanished.
As this video explains, the phenomenon is like a storm surge in reverse, and the water will return.
Originally published by Cosmos as How hurricanes can suck water away from shorelines and expose the sea floor
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