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The Cocos-Keeling Atoll

Naturevolume 85page106 (1910) | Download Citation



IN stating the depths to which the bores in the Funafuti lagoon were carried, and in drawing his deductions from them, the reviewer (NATURE, November 10) has fallen into a very curious error. He states that the first bore was driven to a depth of 41 fathoms, and the second to nearly 36 fathoms, but he overlooks the fact that he is giving the measurements from the surface of the lagoon water, and not from the lagoon floor.

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