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Title: A history of British star-fishes, and other animals of the class Echinodermata
Year: 1841 (1840s)
Authors: Forbes, Edward, 1815-1854
Subjects: Echinodermata — Great Britain
Publisher: London, J. Van Voorst
Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MBLWHOI Library
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not hidden from us. This OpMocoma lives insoft slimy mud, and thus has to make its way through avery different medium from that inhabited by most otherBrittle-stars. The position, the increased size, and thepickaxe heads of these strange spines, are just the modi-fications of structure especially adapted to further loco-motion in such a locality. They may be compared to thelateral hooks or bristles of many earth-boring Annelides,and serve for the same purposes. The contrivance is avery beautiful example of the adaptation of organizationto the locality in which the creature is destined to live. 44 OPIIIURvE. How truly doth old Rondeletius speak out of the studiesof the marine zoologist: Immensa et summe admira-bilis Dei potentia atque solertia in rebus coelestibus, iis-que in aere et terra flunt, maxime vero in mari, in quotarn variae et stupendae rerum formae conspiciuntur, utquaerendi et contemplandi nullus unquam futurus sitfinis. The vignette is a view of the ruins of Peel Castle.
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^ LONG-ARMED RRITTLE-STAR. 45 OPIIIURIDJE. OPIIWRM.
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