Enter your search keywords or phrases here to search the entire Seafriends
[Note! If you have the Seafriends web site on CD or hard
drive, this search engine won't work]
Check your spelling.
We (still) use the English spelling, thus fertiliser
instead of fertilizer;
instead of snorkeling;
instead of practise
and so on. If in doubt, use half the word, followed by a wild-card *
as explained below. Two words may or may not have been joined like megatsunami
instead of mega tsunami.
Keep your query simple. Rather than
entering what is the purpose of Seafriends?,
just enter the word purpose or goal.
Don't be disappointed when your search does not immediately return what
you want. Try a synonym. The search index contains over 300,000 words and
twice as many word endings from all sentences in all pages. Instead of
striatus, enter antennarius or antenna*
Multiple keywords (OR): Multiple keywords
separated by spaces are treated as either/ or: storm
wave lists pages where either storm
or wave or both occur.
Multiple keywords (AND): By entering
more than one keyword separated by the plus sign, you can narrow your search:
+ classification. lists only those pages where both words occur.
Phrases: by placing words within double
quotes, the search engine will treat them as a phrase: "perfect
storm" lists only those pages where the entire
part of a keyword by placing a star in the missing bits: angle*
will look for angle,
and so on. This is a very important and powerful search option, since it
avoids mis-spelling, word endings and other spelling oddities.
Jump into the page. Your results page
comes up immediately after entering your keywords. Each paragraph contains
the title of the document where a match was found, and with some luck,
another link which brings you closer to that place inside the page. Click
on the second link to jump into the page. Note that it may take some time
before the page and its images have been loaded.
Search the page: Most documents on
this web site are rather large, and many search results do not take you
precisely to where they occur within the relevant page, and once there,
the matching words are not highlighted. Use the browser option Edit/Find
in page to search within a page. This search facility does not work
like a web search engine, since it matches your text with every word or
part thereof in the page only, but it can save you much time.
Searching for images: Each image has
a small description (the ALT tag), which is also indexed by the search
engine. We attempt to make the single sentence in this tag as meaningful
Try our site map: if you are not quite
sure what you are looking for, try our site map
which gives an overview of the structure and content of the entire web
Try our dictionaries: the dictionaries
contain perhaps the notions and words you are looking for. In due time,
they will be provided with links to relevant chapters: environment/ocean
dictionary and the geology dictionary.
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