The blue ocean appears impregnated with millions of tiny specks

TCD MS 10515 folio 14v

TCD MS 10515 folio 14v

[March 6th 1916]spawn, and they immediately attributed this phenomenon to this cause. The conferral seem to e of an oily nature or to exude some oily substance as the bands of discoloured water remained calm and unrippled while the surrounding ocean was quivering in a gentle breeze. The water in the Gulf must teem with organis creatures. From the ships deck the blue ocean appears impregnated with millions of tiny specks, all glistening like sparks of fire in the sunlight. I suspect that a towner would here reap a rich harvest.

Tuesday: March 7th 1916: Persian Gulf

The Hospital ship “Cecilia” passed us with wounded from the Gulf. As