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" While sailing a little south of the Plata on one very dark night, the sea presented a wonderful and most beautiful spectacle. There was a fresh breeze, and every part of the surface, which during the day is seen as foam, now glowed with a pale light.... "
The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications - Page 141
by Jabez Hogg - 1856 - 457 pages
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Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries ...

Charles Darwin - Beagle Expedition - 1846 - 336 pages
...on what, in the clear blue water, do these Infusoria subsist ? While sailing a little south of the Plata on one very dark night, the sea presented a...utterly obscure as over the vault of the heavens. As we proceed further southward the sea is seldom phosphorescent; and off Cape Horn I do not recollect...
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A universal geography

Thomas Milner - 1850
...of the atmosphere intensely develops. Mr. Darwin states, that while " sailing a little south of the Plata, on one very dark night, the sea presented a...utterly obscure as over the vault of the heavens. As we proceed further southward, the sea is seldom phosphorescent ; and off Cape Horn, I do not recollect...
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The National Magazine, Volume 1

Abel Stevens, James Floy - Periodicals - 1852
...of meteors. " While sailing a little south of the Plata on one very dark night," says Mr. Darwin, " the sea presented a wonderful and most beautiful spectacle....utterly obscure as over the vault of the heavens." Even in our own seas very beautiful displays of phosphorescence may be witnessed. On fine summer nights,...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Volumes 17-18

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - London (England) - 1852
...two billows of liquid phosphorus, Ľnd in her wake she was followed by a milky train. As far as tho eye reached, the crest of every wave was bright; and...utterly obscure as over the vault of the heavens." Even in our own seas very beautiful displays of phosphorescence may be witnessed. On fine summer nights,...
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The National Magazine, Volume 1

Abel Stevens, James Floy - Periodicals - 1852
...phosphorus, and in her wake she was followed by a milky train. As far as the eye reached, the crest of everj' wave was bright ; and the sky above the horizon, from...utterly obscure as over the vault of the heavens." Even in our own seas very beautiful displays of phosphorescence may be witnessed. On fine summer nights,...
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1853
..." While sailing," says Darwin, in his interesting ' Journal of Researches,' " a little south of the Plata, on one very dark night, the sea presented a...utterly obscure as over the vault of the Heavens. . . On two occasions I observed the sea luminous at considerable depths below the surface. Near the...
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A System of Physical Geography: Containing a Description of the Natural ...

David M. Warren - Physical geography - 1863 - 92 pages
...which during the day is seen as foam, now glowed with a pale light. The vessel drove before her bow two billows of liquid phosphorus, and in her wake...every wave was bright, and the sky above the horizon was illuminated from the reflected glare of these lurid flames." IV. It is only quite recently that...
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An Elementary Treatise on Physical Geography: To which is Added a Brief ...

David M. Warren, Adolph Steinwehr - Physical geography - 1869 - 114 pages
...of liquid phosphorus, and in her wake she was followed by a milky train. As far as the eye reacted, the crest of every wave was bright, and the sky above the horizon was illuminated from the reflected glare of these lurid flames." 5. The depth of the ocean necessarily...
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JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S ...

CHARLES DARWIN, M.A., F.R.S., - 1871
...? While sailing a little south of the Plata on one very dark night, the sea presented a wronderful and most beautiful spectacle. There was a fresh breeze,...utterly obscure as over the vault of the heavens. As we proceed further southward the sea is seldom phosphorescent ; and off Cape Horn I do not recollect...
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The broad, broad ocean and some of its inhabitants

William Jones (F.S.A.) - Marine animals - 1871 - 452 pages
...distinguished Darwin : " One very dark night the sea presented a very beautiful and singular appearance. There was a fresh breeze, and every part of the surface...utterly obscure as over the vault of the heavens. As we proceed farther southward, the sea is seldom phosphorescent, probably owing to the scarcity of...
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