Hydrological and Biological Studies of Loch Sween


IT is now many years since I directed the attention of zoologists to the excellent facilities for marine biological research afforded by Loch Sween on the coast of Argyle. In the years before 1914 it provided a delightful centre for the activities of Glasgow students of zoology during their Easter vacation. During the early post–war years Government approval was actually obtained for the conversion of one of the hospital barges used on the rivers and canals of France and Flanders into a floating laboratory, to be used as tender to the Millport Marine Station and moored for periods in Loch Sween and other west coast lochs. These plans had, unhappily, to be cancelled when economic pressure brought about the curtailment of expenditure on scientific research during the lean post–war years.

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KERR, J. Hydrological and Biological Studies of Loch Sween. Nature 148, 314 (1941) doi:10.1038/148314a0

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