CONSIDERABLE advances within comparatively recent times having been made in regard to our knowledge of the spawning of fishes, and the treatment of their eggs after deposition, I have selected this subject for the introductory lecture, since some opportunities have lately been afforded for its investigation in our own waters. These facilities have occurred at sea in connection with the Trawling Commission, and on land at the Marine Laboratory—now, I am glad to say, established, by the aid of the Scotch Fishery Board, within easy reach of the students of Natural History in this University.
"Fish and Fishes," Prize Essays, International Fisheries Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1883, p. 187.
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The Eggs of Fishes 1 . Nature 31, 534–536 (1885). https://doi.org/10.1038/031534a0