07 Feb Mud Banks on Malabar Coast (dtd1875)
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nature 11, 187-187 (07 January 1875) | doi:10.1038/011187a0
Mud Banks on Malabar Coast
HENRY F. BLANFORD
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THE phenomenon of the â€œmud banks and of tracts of mud suspended in the seaâ€ on certain parts of the Malabar coast, is not, as you suppose (vol.xi. p. 135), unexplained. The late Capt. Mitchell, curator of the Madras Museum, some years ago submitted a quantity of the mud to microscopic examination, and published the results in the Madras Journal of Literature and Science (I have not the work at hand, or I would give you volume and page). He found it to consist almost entirely of DiatomaceÃ¦, of which he detected and distinguished sixty-two species. In the paper in the Madras Journal Capt. Mitchell gives a list of the genera and a numerical list of the specific forms.
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