'The ocean is missing!' Rare phenomenon caused by Irma sucks the water from Bahamas beaches


I thought that this was a spoof … It’s not!

Extraordinary footage from the Bahamas show the shoreline receded much farther than normal, exposing what is usually the ocean floor.

Twitter user @Kaydi_K from Long Island, Bahamas wrote on Friday: ‘I am in disbelief right now… This is Long Island, Bahamas and the ocean water is missing!!! That’s as far as they see #HurricaneIrma.’

The strange video shows her walking on the exposed ocean floor which is dry and covered in large shells. Another Twitter user tweeted a photo of the exposed beach at a different beach in the Bahamas and showed it was back to normal within less than a day.

Hurricane Irma, which hit the Bahamas on Friday, is so powerful that it has altered the shape of the ocean in Long Island, but it will likely be back to normal by Sunday afternoon.

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Holy moly, incredible to see it drained like that.


I’ve seen this same sorta thing down on the outer banks in NC. The wind blew the same way, hard, for days, pushing all the water out of the sound. The smell was pretty tough.


I bet! :vb-eek:
Can’t be pleasant, although maybe good for finding clams and edible critters.


The water for a storm surge comes from somewhere. Visually, it is pretty amazing.