National Geographic : 1894 Jan 31
166 William Libbey-Gulf Stream and Ladrador Current. perfectly. If we suppose this area to have been flooded by warm water in the years previous to that date in the manner suggested above, it is easy to see that when this warm band receded the first break in its continuity would occur in that extreme part of the bend in the coast between Cape May and Nantucket. The fish over this portion of the bottom would, in the event of the withdrawal of the warm water, be suddenly exposed to a bath of water of sufficient degree of coldness to benumb them and start them on their way to the surface. After they had reached a point in the water which marked the limit of their adjustment to water pressure, they were bound to go the rest of the way to the top, where they arrived in abnormal condition, as their bodies were all puffed up, and in most instances their stomachs protruded from their mouths as a result of the diminution of pressure. This study of the environment of the life forms in this area has therefore led to interesting results. It is to be hoped that Congress will some day see the connection between pure and applied scientific work clearly enough to enable them to supply the means for the carrying out of investigations which can lead to practical results, and that the scientific commissions of the Government will not be forced to suffer through the lack of in telligent support which should be given them.
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