Museum Papers Volume 4-5; No. 7; No. 9; Nos. 11-12

Museum Papers Volume 4-5; No. 7; No. 9; Nos. 11-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...Riffle, where the water is still and deep. The distribution is exceedingly interesting. In very swift water we had to cling to rocks with one hand while fishing with the other for stones; once I got a dowsing." Returned to University from Anita, he wrote of the Cahaba River: "The Cahaba physically is very different from the Coosa. It is essentially a river of the Paleozoic limestone region, flowing through a gorge, and generally deep. The shoals, where they do occur, have deep water above and below. Stretches of deep water separate species of the Coosa, and apparently this is so of the Cahaba too." Mr. Smith returned to the Middle Coosa in the summer of 1914. He says of Fort William shoals: "Several reefs of rock cross the river diagonally, and on them we made our best hauls. It was exciting sometimes even for an old campaigner. There was one little pool under a fall which must have yielded over one hundred Gyrotomas. You would have laughed to see me sitting in the fall, holding on with one hand while I groped with the other, bringing up three or four every time; often they were washed out of my fingers, for the current was a caution. We worked until the last possible moment. When we left Fort William Shoals were entirely covered by the backwater of the power dam." The Opercula The literature is singularly unhelpful regarding the opercula of the Pleuroceridae. After the first superficial examination, the earlier naturalists took it for granted, or they seem to have, that little or no variation existed in this character. Throughout the four hundred and more pages of Tyron's Monograph of the Strepomatidae (1873) are just two items in the text and two illustrations, one of them entirely unreferred to, which give any...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768558
  • 9781236768551