And I wrote to the Binary Research Institute
as a result.
You see, I was researching sea levels, because I figured if the world really was a lot warmer in Roman times the ocean level would have been higher, too.
In any case, I came across this little tidbit regarding "King Tides
On Australia's East Coast, the highest tides occur during the winter months of June, July and August, and the summer months of December, January and February. The highest of each of these periods (i.e., one in winter and one in summer, totaling two per year) are known as the king tides.
Now, that's intriguing, until you note the follow-up:
The winter king tide usually occurs at night and therefore goes unnoticed. Consequently the summer king tide usually catches the most attention. On such days the surf is particularly dangerous -- tall waves, long clean breaks, strong rips, consistent sets: ideal for surfing, but seductive and dangerous for inexperienced swimmers.
You see, it's pointing at the companion. The companion is likely near/in Cancer/Leo right now.
Once we subtract the moon's influence from a large data set (historical tide charts), we'll have a much clearer clue.
That was the suggestion I sent to BRI.