How to Interpret a Shark Oil Barometer?

Answer You may find a shark oil barometer at a tourist shop in Bermuda or hanging at a fishing wharf, but this enchanting contraption is not just for decoration; many people believe that it can predict a ... Read More »

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What is the difference of how air pressure is indicated in a mercury barometer and ananeroid barometer?

What is a big shark that is known as a basking shark?

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is also known as the sunfish, sailfish, bone shark and elephant shark. The basking shark is the second-largest shark in the world, measuring 22 to 29 feet lon... Read More »

What does a barometer tell you?

Barometers measure the amount of pressure in the air around you. Barometers use mercury to measure air pressure, which is dependent upon the weather and the elevation of your location, such as at s... Read More »

What is a barometer and what does it do?

A barometer is a device that measures the atmospheric pressure of the air. It can also measure altitude---distance above sea level---as the pressure changes at different levels. The first baromet... Read More »