Dive into the ‘Purple Tide’


The purple tide (maré roxa) phenomenon is responsible for what many call the Carioca Caribbean. For a period, due to maritime currents coming from the south after a cold front, the waters of Rio’s sea get warmer and clearer, like what happens to Caribbean beaches. And if on the surface the phenomenon is already enchanting, this report from Domingo Espetacular decided to dive in to show how the purple tide allows one to get to know a new world, which includes scenes of the remains of a more than 100-year old shipwreck. – Source (PT, click to watch news report) More


The shipwreck happened on July 24th 1890, as reported in O Paiz the next day. Here’s a drawing of what the ship looks like today.


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