How to use Shoal in a sentence
There was a shoal of mackerel in the area.
Blood spilled at sea will turn away the white fish shoal.
An elevation of small extent is distinguished as a " dome " when it is more than 100 fathoms from the surface, a " bank " when it is nearer the surface than 100 fathoms but deeper than 6 fathoms, and a " shoal " when it comes within 6 fathoms of the surface and so becomes a serious danger to shipping.
Some of the sandbanks are dry; and no part of the shoal has a greater depth than 3 or 4 ft.
On the 28th of September the first real battle of the war was fought off the Kentish Knock, a shoal opposite the coast of Essex.Advertisement
There are besides many other safe anchorages about the coast, notably Shoal Bay and Kotara Anchorage in the South Andaman; Cadell Bay and the Turtle Islands in the North Andaman; and Outram Harbour and Kwangtung Strait in the archipelago.
In the deltas of shoal rivers, with a strong tide or current and no land visible, a 5 lb lead is substituted for the log-ship; the lead rests on the bottom, and the speed is obtained in a manner similar to that previously described.
Amongst these are the dome, an isolated elevation rising steeply but not coming within too fathoms of the surface; the bank, an elevation coming nearer the surface than too fathoms, but not so near as 6 fathoms; and finally the shoal or reef, which comes within 6 fathoms of the surface, and so may constitute a danger to shipping.
To the east of the Middle Ground is another shoal known as Saltholm Flat, and there is a passage available for large ships between them.
In the shoal waters about Juan Fernandez are found a species of codfish (possibly Gadus macrocephalus), differing in some particulars from the Newfoundland cod, and a large crayfish, both of which are caught for the Valparaiso market.Advertisement
It is probable that 60 to 75% are reared from the spat in artificial parks, the remainder having been laid down for a time to increase in size and flavour in shoal waters along the coasts.
The last buddy pair up also spotted a shoal of several hundred cow nosed rays swimming past in formation.
Piranha and or fish tank 10/04/06 No I am looking for a red belly piranha and or fish tank 10/04/06 No I am looking for a red belly piranha or a shoal of piranha's.
The mackerel shoal up at this time of year in shallow water.
They are extremely sociable little fish, which will only do well in a shoal.Advertisement
For 45 minutes we hung completely stationary in mid-water, hoping in vain for the shoal to come near.
Sunfish take a shine to Cornish coast - 26/07/2006 A shoal of ocean sunfish take a shine to Cornish coast - 26/07/2006 A shoal of ocean sunfish is spotted off the Cornwall coast.
The bigger the shoal the better, And do not keep them with highly territorial fish like African cichlids.
This wind has been a constant menace to shipping at anchor; the new breakwater on the Monarch Shoal was designed to resist its ravages.
The lure is trolled at a higher speed than for shoal fish, say 5 6 knots.Advertisement
Sunfish take a shine to Cornish coast - 26/07/2006 A shoal of ocean sunfish is spotted off the Cornwall coast.
Natural gas, piped from the Kansas fields, is used for light and power, and electricity for commercial lighting and power is derived from plants on Spring River, near Vark, Kansas, and on Shoal creek.
There are, therefore, a number of agencies, all of which operate in shoal waters on the lee side of islands, or in shallow lagoons in such regions as the Bahamas, and the result of all these is to throw down calcium carbonate from solution in sea-water as minute needle-shaped crystals or little balls of aragonite.
Copenhagen lies on the east side of the island of Zealand; opposite it is the shoal known as the Middle Ground.
Much of this area is shoal water, but the accommodation available was largely increased by the removal during 1904-1908 of 24,000,000 tons of sand.Advertisement
Cape becomes bar, and plain shoal, and valley and gorge deep water and channel.
A breakwater was therefore planned on the Monarch shoal, to double the available anchorage area and increase the frontage of deep-water wharves available in all weathers.