Fishing boats along the Mazaro river, in Mazara del Vallo.
|Main source||Rapicaldo, Salemi|
|River mouth||Strait of Sicily, Mazara del Vallo|
|Length||28 km (17 mi)|
"Mad sea" phenomenon
The river is characterized by a periodical phenomenon locally known as marrobbio (also known in English as "mad sea"), which consist in rapid and dramatic sea level oscillations seemingly caused by sudden atmospheric pressure changes; similar phenomenons were observed only in a very few other places in the world, including Nagasaki Bay in Japan (where the phenomenon is known as abiki) and Ciutadella (in Menorca, Spain, where it is called rissaga).
- "Fiumara Màzaro" (in Italian). Fiumi.com. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
- "The "Mad Sea" Phenomenon in the Strait of Sicily". AMS Journals Online. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
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