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5. WHAT SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS HAVE YOU COMMENCED, CONTINUED, OR COMPLETED, UPON THE MATERIAL UNDER YOUR CARE, DURING THE YEAR.
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Work upon the deep-sea fishes has been carried forward by the Curator in connection with the Assistant Secretary.

In connection with Mr. C. H. Townsend the Curator studied Alaskan Fishes recently collected by the U.S. Fish Commission Str. Albatross.

Several small collections were examined and reported upon, viz Fishes from the State of Vera Cruz, Mexico, received from Prof. A. L. Herrera of the Museo Nacional, City of Mexico; a small lot collected by Dr. Einar Lönnberg, of Upsala, Sweden, in Florida; small lots from Philip Cox of New Brunswick, Canada; & others.

Papers describing several new flounders, and new species of [[underlined]] Bleekeria [[/underlined]] and [[underlined]] Gobioides [[/underlined]], were prepared by the Curator and Assistant Curator.

Work upon areport of the fishes collected by Dr. L. Stegneger and N. Grebnitski, at the Commander Islands, has been carried forward.
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