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Studies of Tasmanian Cetacea. Part IV. Delphinus delphis (the common dolphin)

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Scott, Herbert Hedley and Lord, Clive Errol (1920) Studies of Tasmanian Cetacea. Part IV. Delphinus delphis (the common dolphin). Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

The dolphin is common around the Tasmanian coast
and in the estuaries of the larger rivers, sometimes ascending
them for many miles from the open sea. During the
currency of the Easter Camp of the Tasmanian Field Naturalists'
Club at Port Arthur we were fortunate in observing a large number of dolphins in Maingon Bay, Tasman's
Peninsula. There were several hundred dolphins in the bay
and their evolutions in the surf were watched with interest
by many of the Naturalists for the greater part of Easter
Monday.
Although it is here assumed that the modern method
of reducing all the smaller dolphins to a single species
(that of the type) is a more or less wise one, it must still

be claimed that such a proceeding leaves certain outstanding
facts unaccounted for. Includes illustrative plates.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 1-12
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

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: 13 Dec 2012 03:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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