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Title: Guide to the nature treasures of New York city; American museum of natural history, New York aquarium, New York zoölogicl park and Botanical garden, Brooklyn museum, Botanic garden and Children’s museum
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Pindar, George N Pearson, Mabel H Fischer, George Clyde, 1878-
Subjects: American Museum of Natural History New York Aquarium New York Botanical Garden Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Children’s Museum
Publisher: [New York] Pub. for the American museum of natural history by C. Scribner’s sons
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
Digitizing Sponsor: Metropolitan New York Library Council – METRO
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he center of the main floor is occupied by a tank thirty-seven feet across and seven feet deep, devoted to porpoisesand dolphins, closely allied warm-blooded mammals be-longing to the whale family. The six other pools around this floor, proceeding fromleft to right from the main entrance, contain: 1. Large marine turtles. Of these the green turtle ofthe Atlantic coast from New York southward is the mostimportant of the sea turtles and the one commonly usedfor food. It attains a weight of 1,000 pounds or more. Theloggerhead turtle, of the Atlantic coast from New York toBrazil, also attains great size and weight, but is not a foodspecies. These large turtles have lived many years in theAquarium. 2. Fresh-water turtles. In this pool are the diamond-backterrapin, the finest of edible species, the Cumberland tur-tle, the wood turtle, Lesueurs terrapin, the chicken turtle,several large specimens of the soft-shelled turtle andothers. Young alligators and bullfrogs also find a place here. 136
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SPADEFISH MUDFISHSPIDER CRAB FU1.CUR WITH EGG CASE 137 THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM In small tanks arranged around the edge of this pool arevarious crustaceans and frogs, among them the green crab,spider crab, horseshoe crab, rock crab, leopard frog, oysterand lobster. 3. Large tropical fresh-water fishes. These include thegiant grouper, the drumfish, noted for feeding upon oysters,and the dog-snapper. 4. California sea lion. A species of eared seals relatedto the fur seals but without a commercially valuable skin.They are harmless, tractable and intelligent animals. For-merly numerous on the North Pacific Coast, they are rap-idly being reduced in numbers by sportsmen and fishermen. 5. Crocodiles and alligators. 6. Sea cow or manatee. Upper Amazon River. A warm-blooded, milk-giving, plant-eating mammal. The large case to the right of the main entrance containsan exhibit of land crabs from Turks Island in the Bahamas. The large wall tanks on the main floor are arranged intwo series, those occ
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