The Commercial Products of the Sea: Or, Marine Contributions to Food, Industry, and Art

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Griffith and Farran, 1879 - 484페이지

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4 페이지 - ... as the former is poorly so. In all parts of the world a rocky and partially protected shore perhaps supports, in a given space, a greater number of individual animals than any other station. There is one marine production, which, from its importance, is worthy of a particular history. It is the kelp, or Macrocystis pyrifera. This plant grows on every rock from low-water mark to a great depth, both on the outer coast and within the channels...
8 페이지 - The most frequented fishing-grounds are much more prolific of food than the same extent of the richest land. Once in the year an acre of good land, carefully tilled, produces a ton of corn, or two or three cwt.
17 페이지 - Forthwith the sounds and seas, each creek and bay, With fry innumerable swarm, and shoals Of fish, that with their fins and shining scales Glide under the green wave, in sculls that oft Bank the mid sea...
424 페이지 - ... in the ancient mounds of Ohio.* The latter fact, indeed, is of great interest in its bearing on the extent of former aboriginal trade-relations, the distance from the Pacific to the State of Ohio being almost equal to the whole breadth of the North American continent.t PEARLS. Perforated pearls, destined to serve as beads, often form a part of the contents of ancient North American mounds. Squier and Davis found them on the hearths of five distinct groups of mounds in Ohio, and sometimes in such...
8 페이지 - ... of meat or cheese. The same area at the bottom of the sea, on the best fishing grounds, yields a greater weight of food to the persevering fisherman every week in the year. Five vessels, belonging to the same owner, in a single night's fishing, brought in 17 tons weight of fish — an amount of wholesome food equal in weight to that of 50 cattle or 300 sheep.
425 페이지 - Monuments, p. 232 saw among the Indians of the parts traversed by them. Pearls, however, belonged to the things most desired by the Spaniards, and the accounts relating to them, perhaps, may be somewhat exaggerated. The following passage from...
122 페이지 - It begins to retire from the coast in September. " During violent gales of wind," says Mr. Cormack, " hundreds of tons of them are often thrown up together in beds on the flat beaches, the decay of which spreads an intolerable effluvium around.
182 페이지 - These are the larvae destined to perpetuate the species. When arrived at maturity, they are washed out by the sea-water which incessantly flows through the sponge ; they then swim along, by the aid of the vibrating cilia or hairs with which they are provided, until they reach a suitable rock, to which they attach themselves, and there commence a new life.
18 페이지 - China; every variety of net, from vast seines, embracing miles, to the smallest handlallet in the care of a child. Fishing by night and fishing by day; fishing in moonlight, by torchlight, and in utter darkness ; fishing in boats of all sizes ; fishing by those who are stationary on the rock by the seaside, and by those who are absent for weeks on the wildest of seas ; fishing by cormorants ; fishing by divers ; fishing with lines, with baskets, by every imaginable decoy and device.
300 페이지 - European seas, in larce beds, whence they are dredged up, and pickled and barrelled for sale. This, we are told, is the shell which was formerly worn by pilgrims on the hat or coat, as a mark that they had crossed the sea, for the purpose of paying their devotions at the Holy Land ; in commemoration of which it is still preserved in the arms of many families. O.

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