At times when at the water's edge I can't help but notice that the coconuts are always leaning out and over the water. I have heard it theorized they do this to get more light. I have also heard the novel idea that they do this so the nuts will fall into the water and float away. Another possible reason could be that the ocean washes away the soil/sand on that side so they lean in that direction. Or that they grow into the wind which usually comes from that direction. I am not satisfied with any of these answers really. And I see exceptions that would cast doubt on each of these theories. But if you pay attention, it does appear as if most of them know where the ocean is and will grow over it if given a choice. Does anyone know why? Or do you have another suggestion?