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Africa. About the beginning of last year, M. Milne-Edwards and other naturalists who accompanied him started in a ship named "Talisman," with all the necessary engines, apparatus and instruments for soundings in the depths of the ocean, and which were placed at their disposal by the French Govern¬ ment. The explorations were pushed to 6,000 me¬ ters, or about 19,686 feet. They lasted several months, which enabled them to collect the most cu¬ rious specimens of the fauna and flora of the greatdoi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390340025014 fatcat:n6vebu7orzh3zls5u2zzd7noqq