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4. INDICATE BRIEFLY THE PRESENT CONDITION OF THE EXHIBITION SERIES AND THE STUDY SERIES, IN YOUR DEPARTMENT.

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The exhibition series consists of five cases of casts of fishes, besides a large number of casts on top of the Fish Hall and Coral cases, and two Museum cases of alcoholic specimens exhibited in rectangular jars.  There are, also, several cases of stuffed fishes.

The study series has been greatly improved by the recent large acquisitions, quite a large number of types of new forms have been added to the series, as well as a number of rare species.

All desirable material has been installed in this series as rapidly as possible.
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