The Fauna and Flora of Valencia Harbour on the West Coast of Ireland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1900 Excerpt: ... II.--Report On The Medusa (1895-98). By E. T. Browne, B.A., University College, London. INTRODUCTION. Prefatory Remarks. Very few species of Medusae have been recorded for the west coast of Ireland; and, owing to the vagueness of the descriptions originally given to these forms, the records are now in most cases of little value. Consequently it was impossible to form an idea as to whether the Medusoid fauna was similar to that of the English coasts or totally 'different from it; and it was equally impossible to determine what ahare the true Atlantic Medusae took in adding to the richness of the littoral fauna. Though the Medusae of the west have remained in a neglected condition, there have been periods of great activity on the eastern coast, more especially in the Dublin Bay district, where the labours of Ray Greene (1857) and Bladdon (1885) have produced valuable contributions to our knowledge of the British Medusae. The northern shores of Ireland and the Belfast district claim the early work of Templeton (1836), Patterson (1859), Forbes, and Thompson; and the southern shores that of Allman. It was necessary for the progress of my research on the British Medusae that I should investigate the fauna of the west coast of Ireland. The first visit to Valencia Harbour, on the coast of Kerry, was made in 1895, during April and May, with my friends Mr. W. I. Beaumont and Mr. F. W. Gamble, to both of whom I am indebted for much kindness and help. The second visit to the same locality was made during the summer (July to September) of 1896, when I was a member of a small expedition to investigate more thoroughly the fauna of the harbour. This Report, however, is mainly based upon a series of tow-nettings taken by the Misses Delap, of Valencia Island, to whom I am gr...

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