Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences

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During the interval between the lst and 2d series two pamphlets of Proceedings were published, 1880-1881, relating to the Jeanette Arctic expedition; also the 2 vols. (8 nos.) of the Bulletin, 1884/1886-1886/1887.
 

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Page 275 - Hewston moved that the reading of the minutes be dispensed with, and that the President appoint a committee of three to draft resolutions and memorial concerning the deceased.
Page 29 - The majority of adult birds taken were females, although both sexes were found sitting. If provoked, either young or old will seize a finger and hold on. The old birds are silent when on the nest, but the downy young make a faint peeping when disturbed. When taken from the nest, they endeavor to crawl out of sight, and if tossed into the air they descend quickly and hide themselves from the light. They commenced flying this year as early as April...
Page 77 - ... black points aggregated into black spots in places, and with opaque white spots; caudal transparent, having minute points, its upper half with opaque milk-white bars running obliquely downward and backward from ray to ray; lower half with interrupted longitudinal lines of opaque white, alternating with black spots; dorsal transparent, with white and dark dots most conspicuous between last rays; body marbled with light and darker. Key West, Florida; 1 specimen dredged in 5 fathoms.
Page 57 - ... mouth large, oblique; maxillary extending below posterior margin of orbit, 2 in head; intermaxillary anteriorly on a level with center of pupil; teeth all recurved, large, those of upper jaw in a narrow band ; teeth of outer and inner series enlarged, those of lower jaw similar, largest in front. No dermal flaps on shoulder girdle. Scales large, very weakly ctenoid, becoming cycloid and very much crowded above and below pectoral...
Page 60 - Dorsal spines scarcely filamentous; the third highest and equal to depth of body; posterior dorsal rays highest, as high as spines. Anal similar to soft dorsal; pectoral long and narrow, longer than head, 3J in body; ventral reaching past vent.
Page 6 - California, proved to be uwarowite inmicrocrystallineform, and not trautwinite as supposed. Trautwinite2 is associated with chromite from Monterey County. In chemical composition it approaches uwarowite, but differs, according to Goldsmith, in crystal form, since it is hexagonal ; it is, moreover, very soft, while uwarowite has a hardness approaching 7. SCORODITE. At Steamboat Springs, Nevada, metalliferous veins occur with arsenopyrite among other minerals in the metamorphic series. In cavities...
Page 307 - Burnet c mentions his intentions of visiting the South until the extra session. In the mean time the President directs that you will seduously urge upon the Government of the United States the necessity of immediately opening the negotiation for a treaty. This Department is not yet notified that the attention of the Government of the United States has been called to the Subject. If it is concluded on the part of that Government to open the negotiation at Washington it is important that this Department...
Page 61 - Gobius boleosoma; mouth inferior, horizontal ; lower jaw included; maxillary extending to below pupil, 2J in head; lips thin ; teeth short and thick, in a single series in each jaw. Dorsals contiguous ; dorsal spines filamentous, the second and third longer than the rest, reaching past first third of second dorsal ; last dorsal rays reaching base of caudal; pectorals equaling head in length; ventral short and broad, 5 in body ; caudal rather long and pointed, 3 in body. Scales large, slightly reduced...
Page 32 - ... fowls, are more so before a storm. Distributed over the entire island and also the isolated rocks, and North and Middle Farallones, but in places much more abundant than in others; these densely populated rookeries are the ones worked by the eggers, who, during three months of the year, send the eggs of the murre and western gull to the San Francisco market, where they find a sale at from twelve to twenty cents a dozen. Between 1850 and 1856 there was reported to have been brought to San Francisco...
Page 144 - Distance of dorsal fin from tip of snout 2| in the length, the spine 1? in the head, its outer margin granular toothed near its base, its inner margin with short teeth; distance of adipose fin from the dorsal 3J in the length.

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