Special to the PRESS
The State of Texas is warning thousands of Spring Breakers to avoid traveling to Mexico because of increasing drug-related violence, but an equally dangerous threat lurks in the salty surf along the state’s popular beaches.
Nine out of 10 beachgoers cannot identify a rip current that is happening right in front of them, said Dr. Chris Houser, associate professor of geography at Texas A&M University, who received a grant from the Texas Sea Grant College Program to study the public’s perceptions of rip currents and identify ways to improve the ability of beach users to identify them.
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