FROM the time of its appearance half a century ago, Jordan and Everyman's "Fishes of North and Middle America"has until to-day remained the only comprehensive descriptive account of the fishes of the western Atlantic Ocean. Much new knowledge has become available during this long period, and the time is now ripe for a new and up-to-date publication covering approximately the same field. The appearance of Volume 1 of "Fishes of the Western North Atlantic" is therefore most welcome and will supply a much-felt need. This volume, the first of a projected series, brings to fruition the. initial part of a plan conceived in New Haven a considerable time ago. With the establishment of the Sears Foundation for Marine Research at Yale University in, 1937, funds became available for publication on auite an ambitious scale, and a group of expert ichthyologists met to discuss the preparation of a work such as is now appearing.
Fishes of the Western North Atlantic
Part 1: Lancelets, by Henry B. Bigelow Isabel Pérez Paufante; Cyclostomes, by Henry B. Bigelow and William C. Schroeder; Sharks, by Henry B. Bigelow and William C. Schroeder. (Sears Foundation for Marine Research, Memoir No. 1.) Pp. xvii+576. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University, 1948.) 10 dollars.
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STEVEN, G. Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Nature 164, 766 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/164766a0