" These lattercircumstances were observed in the Bay of Valparaiso during theearthquake of 1822; they may, I think, be accounted for by thedisturbance of the mud at the bottom of the sea containing organicmatter in decay. At the height of between two and three hundred feetabove some masses of porphyry a wide plain extends, which is trulycharacteristic of Patagonia. Zoological provinces of North and South America. S. The Gaucho, now holdingfast the bridle fixed to the lower jaw, leads the horse outside thecorral. " They were soon anxious for barter. In Brazil I have often admired the variedbeauty of the bananas, palms, and orange-trees contrasted together;and here we also have the bread-fruit, conspicuous from its large,glossy, and deeply digitated leaf. Nearer thecoast there are some plains formed from the wreck of the upperplain, and from mud, gravel, and sand thrown up by the sea duringthe slow elevation of the land, of which elevation we have evidencein upraised beds of recent shells, and in rounded pebbles of pumicescattered over the country. When we were at Bahia Blanca inthe months of September and October, the eggs, in extraordinarynumbers, were found all over the country. Hail-storm. Opetiorhynchus. ) I willmention only one class of facts, relating to certain zoophytes inthe more highly organised division of that class. The youngtortoises, as soon as they are hatched, fall a prey in greatnumbers to the carrion-feeding buzzard.
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- Fall '18
- Atmosphere, Reason, New South Wales, Bahia Blanca, Mount Tarn