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Thevegetation in consequence is very scanty: except in some deepvalleys there are no trees, and only a little grass and a few lowbushes are scattered over the less steep parts of the hills. It is quitecurious to see, in an exposed harbour, how soon the waves from theopen sea, as they travel through the straggling stems, sink inheight, and pass into smooth water. The balls no sooner strike any object, than,winding round it, they cross each other, and become firmly hitched. This animal is universallyknown by a very peculiar noise which it makes when beneath theground. Kelp, or seaweed. There werealso several extensive brakes of the Fuchsia, covered with itsbeautiful drooping flowers, but very difficult to crawl through. The rocking of the ground was very sensible. Even ahuge land-crab is furnished by nature with the means to open andfeed on this most useful production. (20/11. One day, a German collector in natural history, of the name ofRenous, called, and nearly at the same time an old Spanish lawyer. Gunther "Zoological Society" January 24, 1859, tobe a peculiar species, not known to inhabit any other country. Domingo possesses a beauty totally unexpected,from the prevalent gloomy character of the rest of the island. The survey of the Galapagos Archipelago being concluded, we steeredtowards Tahiti and commenced our long passage of 3200 miles. (PLATE 36. Others occur inthe neighbourhood many times larger, and with a floor of salt, twoand three feet in thickness, even when under water during thewinter.
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  • Spring '18
  • Charles Lyell, Santa Cruz, Laguna, Zoological Society, Santa Cruz River

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