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5 [[image]] 4 where they are being studied by Mr. James E. Benedict. Fifty six cases, including 1400 packages of specimens, resulting from the explorations of the steamers Albatross and Fish Hawk, during last summer, off the Eastern Coast of the United States, between George's Bank and the latitude of Cape Hatteras, were sent direct from the Wood's Holl station to the Museum. The greater part of this material had been examined and identified by the naturalists at Woods Holl but much of it is still undetermined. An additional collection made by the steamer Albatross on her return trip from Woods Holl to Washington was received in November. Eleven cases, containing nearly 800 packages of alcoholic specimens, and 171 species, have been received from Prof. A. E. Verrill, in charge of the dredging work of the Eastern Coast of the United States; they represent a
[[image: embossed seal CONGRESS WASHINGTON and a building]] Woods Holl now known as Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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