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Edinburgh Marine Station

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AT the half-yearly meeting of the Scottish Meteorological Society held on Monday last, Mr. Murray submitted a statement on the work done by the Fisheries Committee. This included preliminary reports from the Rev. A. M. Norman on the invertebrate fauna of the Scottish fresh-water lochs; Prof. Herdman's report of his researches connected with the fisheries of Loch Fyne, and similar reports from Messrs. Hoyle and Beddard from Peterhead and Eyemouth. After reading several interesting extracts from these reports, which will shortly appear in the Society's Journal, he then stated that the marine station at Granton would be formally opened for scientific work about the loth of next month by Prof. Haeckel of Jena. The floating laboratory, which has been named the Ark, was successfully launched on Saturday last, and it has accommodation for seven biologists. The steam yacht of thirty tons, which is to be called the Medusa, is to be launched on the 26th inst. at Glasgow, and will be at the station ten days thereafter.

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