The Quicksands (Florida)

The Quicksands (Florida)

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A large shoal, the W part of which is known as The Quicksands, extends 18 miles W from the Marquesas
Keys.
The shoal is about 4.5 miles wide between the 18-foot curves and has a least depth of 2 feet over its E part.
A strong E to W current is observed in the area of The Quicksands.
2012/04/8
Update
Cham
Les Quicksands sont un grand banc, à l'W des Marchesas Keys, qui s'étend sur 18 M.
Le banc fait environ 4,5 M de large et a moins de 0,6 m de profondeur dans sa partie E.
Un fort courant d'E à W est observé dans la zone des Quicksands.
2012/04/8
Update
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319°
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