Beneath Tropic Seas: A Record of Diving Among the Coral by William Beebe

By William Beebe

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Their submarine history before they came to my In fact, man's unis far from ordinary. trammelled imagination has been able to equal but not exceed its bare facts. The barnacle goose is so-called because mankind, in its pleasantly notice 21 BENEATH TROPIC SEAS credulous way, has believed for generations that the long-stemmed barnacles of the sea occasionally open their ivory, valve-like gates to permit one of these geese, full-fledged, to make its escape. Today we, of a scientific turn of mind, sneer at the evidence of such superstitious ignorance.

We caught sight, now and then, of very small, brown, wriggling worm-like fish, and after many attempts caught one, and found it was a diminutive gar, short of beak, toothless, but active and fierce in anticipation of its voracious life when its great rows of needle teeth backed by five or six feet of solid muscle would make it a most formidable adversary. The sight of the little gar cringing beneath a sheltering strand of weed, recalled a recent activity Early one of one of its uncles or forefathers.

Big jolly-boat and towed one and deeps. The surface was smooth and in every direction there hung and vibrated great moons of jellies, while between them shallows and rolling swam into our ken. lighthouse we saw a half dozen smaller jelly planetoids Beyond the native boats over the reef, the owners pulling up traps or spearing trunk-fish and sea-urchins, Half a mile away was the and past us roared sending down a friendly good- the latter for bait. bright orange target triangle, the observer, morning wave.

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