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  Dolphins (Dolphins in Phosphorescent Sea) - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Dolphins (Dolphins in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dolphins (Dolphins in Phosphorescent Sea) - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Dolphins (Dolphins in Phosphorescent Sea).
Dolphins (Dolphins in Phosphorescent Sea) is a woodcut print by the Dutch artist M. Escher.
Escher had been fascinated by the glowing outlines of ocean waves breaking at night and this image depicts the outlines made by a school of dolphins swimming and breaching ahead of the bow of a ship.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Dolphins-Dolphins-in-Phosphorescent-Sea.html   (164 words)

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He found that the sea was pouring into the fifth compartment; and the rapidity of the influx proved that the force of the water was considerable.
And the sea is precisely their best vehicle, the only medium through which these giants (against which terrestrial animals, such as elephants or rhinoceroses, are as nothing) can be produced or developed.
The two strangers, with caps made from the fur of the sea otter, and shod with sea boots of seal's skin, were dressed in clothes of a particular texture, which allowed free movement of the limbs.
www.petrik.com /TEACHERS/books/20K_leagues_under_sea.txt   (21371 words)

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On April 13, 1867, with a smooth sea and a moderate breeze, the Scotia lay in longitude 15 degrees 12 ' and latitude 45 degrees 37 '.
Now then, the sea is precisely their best medium, the only setting suitable for the breeding and growing of such giants - - next to which such land animals as elephants or rhinoceroses are mere dwarves.
The sea is simply the vehicle for a prodigious, unearthly mode of existence ; it 's simply movement and love ; it 's living infinity, as one of your poets put it.
www.isi.edu /natural-language/people/20k2.txt   (23240 words)

 LOUISVILLE.COM/Alone at Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Soon I realized that the boat was surrounded by dolphins, who were communicating with each other in their odd-sounding sonar language.
Sea turtles, some the size of coffee tables, appeared regularly, usually pausing for a short visit before passing me on their way to wherever they were headed.
The sea might rush into the boat with enough force to drown me. The next wave might crush the boat into toothpicks and me along with it.
www.louisville.com /loumag/mar99/tori.shtml   (4612 words)

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They were gentlemen of the coast who, having retired from the sea, were entrusting their barks to captains who had been their pilots,--middle class citizens who never laid aside the cravat and silk cap that were the symbols of their high position in their natal town.
These veterans of the sea were accustomed to speak only of the freight cargoes, of the thousands and thousands of dollars gained in other times with only one round trip, and of the terrible rivalry of the steamship.
The august calm of the sea was lost in the throb of the screws and in the deafening roar of the machinery.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/1/1/6/9/11697/11697-8.txt   (21285 words)

 Massey- Atlantic Crossing Dec. 10, 2002
One of the few disappointments of this crossing is the lack of sea life.
Other than a few dolphins that we saw as we were leaving the Canary Islands, we have seen very little wild life.
Every morning we must return to the sea several flying fish that landed on the boat overnight.
www.masseyadventure.com /journal_page_atlantic_dec_10.htm   (419 words)

 Telling Tales - Singapore Spotlight - The Merlion
The frenzied wind whipped the sea and tore at the trees, threatening the flimsy houses.
The mighty sea beast tossed its salt drenched mane, and gazed benevolently on the cowering villagers.
The scales of the colourful sea creatures and the dried salt from their bodies filled the trail, catching the rays of the morning sun, breaking the light into a thousand colours.
www.tellingtales.com /Spotlite/Singapore/Merlion.htm   (1214 words)

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I estimated the course which the Nautilus took under the waves of the sea at about six hundred leagues, and it was accomplished in forty-eight hours.
Magnificent sturgeons, nine or ten yards long, creatures of great speed, striking the panes of glass with their strong tails, displayed their bluish backs with small brown spots; they resemble the sharks, but are not equal to them in.
Indeed, the volume of water in the Mediterranean, incessantly added to by the waves of the Atlantic, and by rivers falling into it, would each year raise the level of this sea, for its evaporation is not sufficient to restore the equilibrium.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/gavs_home/20kluts/ch207.htm   (1214 words)

 Oceans For Youth: Kids Corner
"Doubts began to be entertained whether the bottom of the sea was in truth the desert which we had hitherto supposed it to be, or whether it might not prove a new zoological region open to investigation and discovery, and peopled by peculiar faunae suited to its most peculiar conditions," he wrote.
Preserved samples would be stored in her powder locker while at sea, and when land was made, those specimens would be shipped back to the Natural History Museum in London.
One of those was a phosphorescent polyp on a long stem, an octocoral they named Umbellula thomsoni.
www.oceansforyouth.com /whats-that/ftr0603.html   (3369 words)

They (Sea Pilgrim) were dragging, and therefore decided to lift anchor and move around the point to the backside of the anchorage (where they would be protected from the NW wind which was now hitting us at above 20 knots).
Sea Pilgrim later told us that they came within a dinghy's length of the rocks the night before (when their anchor dragged).
Sea Pilgrim was also at San Quintin, and had dropped off Von and Linda, who caught a bus to begin their trip home to Oregon.
www.neoscape.com /billabong/Journal/12-30-2003/12-30-2003.htm   (4714 words)

On their first night, a family of dolphins swam about the canoes.
Their tails lit up the water (with phosphorescent organisms) with every swish of their tails making them look like shooting stars and enchanting the voyagers.
The bright sunshine with the blue of sea and sky beat down on them and hurt the eyes at times making the muscles their faces tired from squinting.
holoholo.org /hanahou/hhpart14.html   (1220 words)

My pit was in the portside forward berthing area, bottom bunk of the freestanding ones in the middle of the compartment.
One night, seas are running really high, and we’re making just enough turns on the screws to keep her bow-on to the waves.
Seas were rough, but not horrible, typical North Atlantic.
www.jacksjoint.com /sea_stories_from_the_I.htm   (2618 words)

 American Sailing Page 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
We reached latitudes over 36(South and experience seas of 30 feet and wind speeds of 40 knots as we rounded the furthest point South on the African continent.
A delightful nighttime pastime was to watch the phosphorescent trail of the dolphins as they played tag with the boat.
The boredom of the open sea would occasionally be punctuated by the shout of “Fish.” We would troll a hand line with a feather jig, attached to the boat with a bungee cord.
www.american-sailing.com /newsletters/AmSlng12-06-02/page6.html   (2159 words)

 Winter Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Winter Line was a series of German military fortifications in Italy, constructed during World War II by Organisation Todt.
It ran across Italy from just north of where the Garigliano River flows into the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, through the Apennine Mountains to the mouth of the Sangro River on the Adriatic Sea in the east.
The centre of the line, where it crossed the main route north (Highway 6), was based on the mountain Monte Cassino and the old abbey that sat atop it.
www.kiwipedia.com /en/winter-line.html   (271 words)

 Galapagos SCUBA diving tours
Imagine a realm where penguins swim in equatorial seas, no one bats an eye at four-eyed fish, and iguanas are found eating their algae meal submerged in the saltwater.
Imagine dolphins leaping about in phosphorescent water and becoming the new friend of a playful sea lion pup.
The sharks that patrol these waters are timid and by no means dangerous, the sea lion pups that you see basking and awkward on the beaches are graceful and playful in the water; and spotted rays glide past you in the azure environment.
www.ecuadorexplorer.com /encantada/html/diving_galapagos.html   (502 words)

 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Chapter 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Two cable lengths off the Abraham Lincoln's starboard quarter, the sea seemed to be lit up from underneath.
Despite the distance, despite the noise of wind and sea, we could distinctly hear the fearsome thrashings of the animal's tail, and even its panting breath.
Seemingly, the moment this enormous narwhale came up to breathe at the surface of the ocean, air was sucked into its lungs like steam into the huge cylinders of a 2,000-horsepower engine.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/adventure/TwentyThousandLeaguesUndertheSea/chap6.html   (2406 words)

 Scubaturkiye - Dive Spots - Çanakkale - Cape Büyük Kemikli
Peacock worms and anemones in phosphorescent colours, commonly found in all our coasts, are in many quantiites at Cape Büyük Kemikli.
If this is not your first sunken ship experience, then you can easily swim inside from the hole at the stern and swim towards the bow where the iron sheets have been torn open like a window offering a chance to see the divers outside in the light.
As you swim away from the cape towards the open sea, the water deepens and provides new adventures to the divers.
www.scubaturkiye.com /EN/LOCATIONS/loc_spotdetail.asp?id=22   (258 words)

 Express 27 Class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Just before dawn, Buzz and I were on deck when, ahead of us in the light of the newly risen moon, the sea became lit with the silver phosphorescent flashing of an incredible school of fish--dolphin, we thought.
Little did we realize that our arrival in the teeming "Sea World" of Southern California's waters was about to bring a decided change in the weather system, and the sea life would be one of the most interesting things about the race from there on in.
We watched pelicans, whales, sea lions (who barked all night), sunfish and dolphins, and we devoured all the reading material accidentally stowed aboard.
www.express27.org /h?u=sftosd   (1480 words)

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Environmental authorities said Monday that 162 dolphins found dead on Gulf of California beaches earlier this year died from red tide, a naturally occurring toxic algae.
The report says the dolphins, four whales and one sea lion, found dead in January and February, probably swam through a red-tide bloom in the open ocean, with their bodies washing ashore near the state capital of Culiacan.
The Sinaloa coast is a main route for drug traffickers, who occasionally drop shipments at sea and mark them with a phosphorescent, cyanide-based chemical.
www.whoi.edu /redtide/notedevents/foreign/mexicodolphins4-7.html   (166 words)

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TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA By Jules Verne PART ONE CHAPTER I A SHIFTING REEF The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten.
and 72 degrees 15' long., struck on her starboard quarter a rock, marked in no chart for that part of the sea.
The 13th of April, 1867, the sea being beautiful, the breeze favourable, the Scotia, of the Cunard Company's line, found herself in 15 degrees 12' long.
www.cs.utah.edu /~goller/books/VERNE/TWENTY.NEW   (21367 words)

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Project Gutenberg's Mare Nostrum (Our Sea), by Vicente Blasco Ibanez This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
The summer season was beginning, the boy would be free from school for three months, and the notary, who was not able to go far away from the city, was going to pass the summer with his family on the beach at Cabanal checkered by bad-smelling irrigation canals near a forlorn sea.
Dona Cristina's impatience to rejoin her husband and to return to the comforts of her well-regulated household finally carried Ulysses away from this life by the coast.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/1/1/6/9/11697/11697.txt   (21286 words)

 Mursea Missions, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Lord told us through a scripture shared by a friend that we would “go out in joy and be led forth in peace", Isaiah 55: 12, and tho there were times of doubt we would quote that scripture and remind the Lord He had promised that.
During our eight days of sea passage we had a sample of different weather.
We were rewarded after that rough spot in our trip with a day and night full of awesome sea creatures.
home.earthlink.net /~murseamissions/news01.htm   (408 words)

 Drommen om Galapagos
In barges and sea cottages along the coast it is surely possible to find a few who could be attracted to the prospects of an adventurous voyage.
A few starlit nights with a phosphorescent sea and dolphins, and music from 78 rpm records played on a hand-cranked gramophone on “Wolfshill” bring back tranqulity, hope and confidence to the expedition members.
The weather was marvellous with bright sunshine and glittering sea, and all aboard were happy to have escaped from all the “friendly” authorities in Oslo, the various departments, coast guard, police and consulates, which never ceased to scrutinize the expedition.
www.galapagos.to /TEXTS/HOFF-2.HTM   (20994 words)

 King Pacific Lodge, BC - Luxury fly in fishing and wilderness retreat. British Columbia, Canada
You'll visit rocky headlands, an intricate network of coves, inlets and bays and secret hiding places of creatures in the Princess Royal Island archipelago.
You'll soon see that this region abounds, not just with hundreds of species of fish, but with Stellar sea lions, playful dolphins and porpoises, migrating killer, gray and humpback whales, bald eagles swooping for fish, and year-round residents like deer, wolves and bear.
Phosphorescent microorganisms also proliferate in the waters around the lodge, glowing and emitting flashes of light that make a night cruise under the stars doubly spectacular.
www.kingpacificlodge.com /activities_viewing.cfm   (391 words)

 Olfaction (from fish) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Phosphorescent bacteria create the light continuously, but each species has its own mechanism for decreasing the luminescence; when swimming,...
Perch, crayfish, cuttlefish, jellyfish, starfish, and even whales and dolphins all live in water.
Yet, of these animals, only the perch is a true fish.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-63642   (814 words)

 WashingtonPost.com: Amazon Stranger
Anyone who's ever seen the wondrous rise and dive of dolphins on the open sea knows their special grace and beauty.
The dolphins slowed upon spotting us, rising and spewing air to star-board, eyeing us with the same curiosity with which we eyed them.
It was a wholly different place at night, the forest, a nocturnal wonder of grunting caimans and cooing owls and phosphorescent glowworms floating through eerie flness.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/amazonst.htm   (6599 words)

 SailNet Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
outh and experience seas of 30 feet and wind speeds of 40 knots as we rounded the farthest point south on the African continent.
A delightful night pastime was to watch the phosphorescent trail of the dolphins as they played tag with the boat.
First discovered by the Portuguese in 1502 it soon became a haven for sea travelers due to its natural wealth of freshwater and fruit trees.
www.sailnet.com /collections/articles/index.cfm?articleid=ouread0073   (2098 words)

 Gulf Islands National Seashore-Marine Fauna
If you are fishing from anywhere else, you MUST have a fishing license.
Seas grass bed closures in two coves behind Perdido Key are marked by closure bouys.
Remember, unless you eat it or use it for bait, it MUST be returned to the water immediately.
www.nps.gov /guis/extended/FLA/Nature/FishTr.htm   (266 words)

 Sail Gemini Journey Log
This was an overnight voyage to what could be a scene from "Jurrasic Park"--inhabited only by birds, this island is a favorite anchoring spot for cruisers.
During the night, we saw dolphins criss-crossing our bow wake in water so phosphorescent, it turned them into crystal figures.
One day we went out in our dinghy to look for whales, and found a dolphin trapped in a coil of old fishing line.
www.sailgemini.com /WebPages/US-MX/log3.shtml   (1159 words)

 operatingsystem.ca - Dolphins Migrate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
But, like its vast Arctic home, the polar bear is under unprecedented threat.
(turtles massing on the eastern beach, dolphins sighted off the western) to grateful guests who have been snoozing the morning away.
Whales, salmon, cod, penguins and kittiwakes are affected by shifts in distribution
www.operatingsystem.ca /Dolphins-Migrate/reference/search   (251 words)

 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | October 6 | Murasaki Shikibu St Faith Mary Frances Five ...
“Several times, when the sea was calm, the fl water round the raft was suddenly full of round heads two or three feet in diameter, lying motionless and staring at us with great glowing eyes.
About two o’clock on a cloudy night, when the man at the helm had difficulty in distinguishing fl water from fl sky, he caught sight of a faint illumination down in the water which slowly took the shape of a large animal.
It was impos­sible to say whether it was plankton shining on its body, or whether the animal itself had a phosphorescent surface, but the glimmer down in the fl water gave the ghostly creature obscure, wavering outlines.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /book/oct6.html   (2885 words)

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