fathom curve

fathom curve

[′fath·əm ‚kərv]
(oceanography)
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"The Hundred Fathom Curve" is John Barr's exploration of Americana from the perspectives of the war veteran, where the question of humanity enters strongly into it.
This area along the Panhandle is known as the Edge, that fathom curve where the water drops drastically from a couple hundred feet to over 1,000 feet over a short distance.
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