WONDER #1155: What Causes an Undertow?
Question 1 of 3
An undertow is usually what compared to a rip current?
- the same
- sometimes milder, sometimes stronger
Question 2 of 3
An undertow is the same thing as which of the following?
- rip tide
- rip current
- red tide
- none of the above
Question 3 of 3
When caught in an undertow or rip current, the best way to escape is to swim in what direction?
- towards the shore
- away from the shore
- parallel to the shore
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