in white paint. Carizal to Sauce. Our course was directed to Port Desire, on the coastof Patagonia. GambierIslands. The solid flat ofcoral rock on the outside, by its breadth, breaks the firstviolence of the waves, which otherwise, in a day, would sweep awaythese islets and all their productions. Reef at Pernambuco of sandstone. We remained here eight days. Seeing this gradation anddiversity of structure in one small, intimately related group ofbirds, one might really fancy that from an original paucity ofbirds in this archipelago, one species had been taken and modifiedfor different ends. Cruz. Kater's Peak. When in the waterthis lizard swims with perfect ease and quickness, by a serpentinemovement of its body and flattened tail--the legs being motionlessand closely collapsed on its sides. Observingthat the water charged with gelatinous particles is in an impurestate, and that the luminous appearance in all common cases isproduced by the agitation of the fluid in contact with theatmosphere, I am inclined to consider that the phosphorescence isthe result of the decomposition of the organic particles, by whichprocess (one is tempted almost to call it a kind of respiration)the ocean becomes purified.
- Spring '18