Reports of the Department of Commerce 1913-20; Report of the Secretary of Commerce and Reports of Bureaus

Reports of the Department of Commerce 1913-20; Report of the Secretary of Commerce and Reports of Bureaus

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...for the prosecution of the more technical investigations, while its intermediate location between the great oyster grounds of L0ngIsland Sound and the fishery ports of the eastern coast makes it a convenient center for investigations in the interest of the fisheries of that territory. Some of the studies pursued at the Voods Hole laboratory during this year were concerned with the oyster, with the life history and food of fishes, and with the parasites of fishes, subjects that are referred to elsewhere in this report. Other inquiries relate to the utilization of ' waste fishes and of other aquatic forms that do not now enter into commerce, with the oxygen requirements and the metabolism of fishes, and with the effect of various mineral salts which are introduced into the waters either through direct and indirect means of pollution. The Woods Hole laboratory is the oldest station of the Bureau. Its history and its public service are closely linked with that of the Bureau and the earlier Fish Commission for which it once served as temporary headquarters. After more than 30 years of usefulness the laboratory building and equipment are not in a commendable state of repair. It is desirable that suitable provision be made for its renovation. Beaufort, N. C.--The buildings and grounds of the Beaufort laboratory have been improved during the fiscal year, the additional work being rendered possible by special appropriation. The formerly uneven and sandy surface of the island has been aded to an approximate level and given a thin covering of rich soil? Several kinds of grass have been planted with a view to protection from the annoyance and possible losses due to wind driven sand. A slight extension of the area of the island occurred through the...
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 821g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939727
  • 9781236939722