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How Come Bladen's Big Bays?

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In an attempt to figure out the cause of the formation of the at least 1,200 pocosins, or bays, spreading over an area of some 25,000 miles, through North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, scientists have formulated 29 hypotheses to explain the phenomenon. Discovered through the use of aerial photography, the pocosins or bays appear as large, dark, regular-shaped elliptical ovals. All but seven of the pocosins have since dried up or were filled in. White, Black, Salters, Suggs, and Singletary Lakes are examples of the remaining mysteries.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 2, June 1960, p9-, 22, il