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  • Second only to the compass in its value to the sailor is Thomson's sounding apparatus, whereby soundings can be taken in 100 fathoms by a ship steaming at 16 knots; and by the employment of piano-wire of a breaking strength of 140 tons per square inch and an iron sinker weighing only 34 lb, with a selfregistering pressure gauge, soundings can be rapidly taken in deep ocean.
  • This length has been standardized to a measure of 6 ft., and as such is used mainly in soundings as a unit for measuring the depth of the sea.
  • Here the tidal phenomenon called the bore, or Pororoca, occurs, where the soundings are not over 4 fathoms. It commences with a roar, constantly increasing, and advances at the rate of from 10 to 5 m.
  • Large portions of the bed still remain unexplored, but a fair knowledge of its general form has been gained from the soundings of H.M.S.
  • Jour., March 1907 and July 1908.) Its greatest ascertained depth is some 270 ft., which compares with soundings of 2000 ft.
 

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