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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
M. V. AngelM. V. Angel

are lines of smooth unrippled water at the surface of the sea. They mark where the surface tension has been lowered by floating oil or fats. Many slicks are natural phenomena, which develop where the surface water is converging and sinking. When the sea is calm, lines of smooth water appear which are the result of accumulations of natural oils from ... ...

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