Beneath Tropic Seas: A Record of Diving among the Coral Reefs of Haiti

Beneath Tropic Seas: A Record of Diving among the Coral Reefs of Haiti

Beneath Tropic Seas: A Record of Diving among the Coral Reefs of Haiti

Beneath Tropic Seas: A Record of Diving among the Coral Reefs of Haiti

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The Tenth Expedition of the Department of Tropical Research of the New York Zoölogical Society was made possible by generous contributions from members of the Society. Its work was carried on in the Bay of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where we studied the coral reefs and the fishes.

The final results will materialize in a series of scientific papers, which, it is hoped, will add something to our knowledge of the life of the sea. These will hardly be read by the general public, hence I have chosen a few high-lights of the expedition and crystallized them into these thirteen chapters.

As far as the actual experiences are concerned, any reader of this volume may duplicate them. The diving helmet, hose and pump, with which all the research was done, are as inexpensive as they are simple in operation.

I have had so many inquiries as to the inception and cost and operation of a scientific expedition, that I have thought it worth while to add several appendices, giving, in brief form, the gist of this information. W. B.

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