Science: Pelagic Puzzle

The French liner France brought to port a deep sea puzzle for science. Eyewitnesses gave data:

A light fog clung to the flat, glassy sea between Ambrose Light and Fire Island, N. Y. Captain Maurice Aubert had just ordered a change in course, and for a horrid second, thought he had run aground when the France, with nothing but a limpid swell around her, listed with violent suddenness. Captain Aubert remembered his soundings of a moment before and knew the France could not possibly have touched bottom. This flash of certainty was verified as...

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