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Further notes on the salmon experiment


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Allport, Morton (1875) Further notes on the salmon experiment. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 51-55.

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The Fellows of the Society may remember that since the
capture of the female grilse at Bridgewater in December, 1878,
and which fish I shall in this paper refer to as "the first
grilse," a male specimen of nearly the same size and weight,
and which I shall refer to as "the second grilse," was caught
in the lower Derwent. The second grilse was, in January
last, forwarded to Dr. Gunther, of the British Museum, for
examination, and in reference to it I received by last mail
from Dr. Gunther the following remarks:

"The most important specimen is that described in your letter
as a migratory sahnon, weighing three pounds, taken in the salt
water of the Derwent estuary."

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 51-55
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

James Reid Scott (1839-1877), explorer and politician, was born on 1 April 1839 at Earlston, Berwick, Scotland, elder son of Thomas Scott and his wife Ann, née Reid.From 1873 Scott gave much time to exploration, made several visits to lesser-known areas of the west and south-west, and prepared a number of papers for the Royal Society of Tasmania, to which he had been elected a fellow in 1868. In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 05:27
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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