Is winter the slowest season?

The days are getting longer. The nights shorter. And shipwrecks seem to have disappeared from our collective mind. (e.g. Ships on the Shore‘s daily hit numbers are plummeting :)) Nothing to fear though. The graph above, from Google Trends (another cool Goolge tool), shows the seasonal ebb and flow of “shipwreck” searches since 2004. Queries rise during the warm months and trend down during the winter. At least that’s how it looks from the northern hemisphere. But note the top three countries searching shipwreck are in the southern hemisphere.

So winter remains the wrecking season after all. Phew! Guess I need to keep a better taps on southern shipwrecks in the months ahead…

For more Google Trends info about shipwrecks click here.

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