Balbi on coral reefs. wildcattle and horses of. Pelagic Confervae and Infusoria. On the 8th we reached the "Beagle" afterour twenty-one days' expedition. Mules. E. The "Beagle" arrived here on the 24th of August, and a weekafterwards sailed for the Plata. CICADA HOMOPTERA. "I however struck him with my sabreto the ground, and then got off my horse, and cut his throat withmy knife. Woollya. This fungus belongs to a new and curious genus (11/4. line of vibration of. I was much struck with the marked difference between the vegetationof these eastern valleys and those on the Chilian side: yet theclimate, as well as the kind of soil, is nearly the same, and thedifference of longitude very trifling. Williams and Davies walked with me topart of a neighbouring forest, to show me the famous kauri pine. In Tierra del Fuego, above the region of woodland, the former ofthese eminently sociable plants is the chief agent in theproduction of peat. We found the water (probably onlythat of the surface) nearly fresh: this was caused by the number oftorrents which, in the form of cascades, came tumbling over thebold granite mountains into the sea. Shortly above that point, the Cachapual divides into two deeptremendous ravines, which penetrate directly into the great range. On the whole they appear to me to stand some few degreeshigher in the scale of civilisation than the Fuegians. Plants, fossil, in Australia. I could notat first imagine the cause of this, but I afterwards perceived thatthe froth which the wind drifted on shore was coloured green, as ifby confervae; I attempted to carry home some of this green matter,but from an accident failed. )On January the 15th, 1835 we sailed from Low's Harbour, and threedays afterwards anchored a second time in the bay of S. CHILIAN MINER.
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