Surf zone study earns young scientist first place

Top prizes awarded in Broadcom MASTERS science competition for middle schoolers

By Devin Powell, 18:10 PM September 15, 2011


Broadcom MASTERS Winner



October 5, 2011. A version of this story was originally published in Science News


A typical 14-year-old goes to the beach to play in the waves. But Daniel Feeny went to a beach near Pescadero,Calif., to study them. Using a homemade rig of springs and balls set up in a tide pool, he showed that the force of the waves there doesn’t dictate the number of different plants and animals living close to shore.


“I discovered that nature doesn't work that way, it’s not that simple,” says Feeny, who ...

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