Forbes in a greater depth ofwater than from 40 to 250 feet but they are now

Forbes in a greater depth ofwater than from 40 to 250

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andrearing, scrape the surface with his hoofs. Forbes, in a greater depth ofwater than from 40 to 250 feet; but they are now covered withsea-deposited strata from 800 to 1000 feet in thickness: hence thebed of the sea, on which these shells once lived, must have sunkdownwards several hundred feet, to allow of the accumulation of thesuperincumbent strata. Thesetrees are never found near the sea-coast; and this gives anothercharacteristic feature to the scenery of these basins. The water isof a fine blue colour, but with a slight milky tinge, and not sotransparent as at first sight would have been expected. ) If we take on the one side, theelephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, bos caffer, elan, certainly three,and probably five species of rhinoceros; and on the American side,two tapirs, the guanaco, three deer, the vicuna, peccari, capybara(after which we must choose from the monkeys to complete thenumber), and then place these two groups alongside each other, itis not easy to conceive ranks more disproportionate in size. These cliffs are composed ofhorizontal strata of whitish sandstone; and are so absolutelyvertical, that in many places a person standing on the edge andthrowing down a stone, can see it strike the trees in the abyssbelow. climate and vegetation of. PAUL'S ROCKS. "Monats. Before breakfast the ship was hemmed in by a flotilla ofcanoes; and when the natives were allowed to come on board, Isuppose there could not have been less than two hundred. " There is not nearly so much tattooing as formerly;but as it is a badge of distinction between the chief and theslave, it will probably long be practised. It was my watch till one o'clock. The roads were excellent, and made upon the MacAdamprinciple, whinstone having been brought for the purpose from thedistance of several miles. MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA, OR MAGELLAN KELP. The river this year was remarkably full: here, high up thevalley, it reached to the horse's belly, and was about fifteenyards wide, and rapid; lower down it becomes smaller and smaller,and is generally quite lost, as happened during one period ofthirty years, so that not a drop entered the sea. These scenes of the tropics arein themselves so delicious that they almost equal those dearer onesat home, to which we are bound by each best feeling of the mind. His nephew had charge of it, and with him there was acaptain in the army, who the other day ran away from Buenos Ayres. of Tapalguen. (PLATE 36. The valley is very broad andquite flat, and is thus easily irrigated in all parts. PLATE 103. Usborne experienced during the surveya more
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