Report Upon a Physical Investigation of the Waters Off the Southern Coast of New England…


Investigative results of the legendary research vessel Grampus off the coast of New England.

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“During a part of the summer of 1889 the Fish Commission schooner Grampus was assigned to the investigation (under the direction of the writer) of certain problems relating to the waters lying off the coast of the New England and Middle States. The object of the expedition was to study the temperature relations between the cold wall of the Labrador current and the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, with the idea of establishing some connection between the changes in temperature in the waters and the migration of the fish which inhabit them. That such a connection does exist…was now to be made to verify this upon a larger scale and in a systematic manner.” [pg. 391]

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Publication Date: 1891

Author: William Libbey, Jr.

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Condition Description: 60 pp. printed report (pgs. 391 - 449), plus 25 lithographed plates (CXXIV - CLVIII) that includes a fold-out map measuring 11.75" x 8.75". Complete and collated, but loose with a ragged binding edge since the collection was rescued from a busted and incomplete Congressional volume. Light wear, but very good overall.


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