The matter supplied to me, of which only a small portion has as yet been searched, was raised in August last, as Dr. E. Perceval Wright informed me, from depths varying from ten to thirty fathoms, off the Islands of Arran, in Galway Bay. Taking into account the number and rarity of the species found in it, this gathering may be regarded as one of the most interesting ever made, certainly the most interesting ever made in Ireland.

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