THE Department of Scientific and Industrial Research is considering establishing on a more permanent basis the section of the work of the Food Investigation Organisation at the Low Temperature Research Station, Cambridge, dealing with food products from the whale other than oil. A laboratory on board the F.F. Balaena has been operated by the Low Temperature Research Station during the last three wiling seasons on a year-to-year basis. Longer range research, mainly of a biochemical character, is now planned. Further information about the kind of work contemplated can be obtained by research workers and others interested in this new field from the Superintendent of the Low Temperature Research Station.