First Meeting: 19th April, 1886.
The President in the chair.
1. The President delivered an address, in which he brought forward the desirability of establishing a marine station for biological research, and for the study of the mode of propagation of the food-fishes of our coast.
2. The Hon. Secretary exhibited and made a few remarks on Polypodium novœ-zealandiœ, Fusonius cunninghami, and Lindsaya viridis recently collected in this district.
The following were noted as having been obtained near Napier since the last meeting:—Hawk-billed Turtle (Caretta imbricata), a young Whale (Dolichodon layardii), and a fine specimen of the Fox-tailed Shark (Alopecias vulpes), 12ft. 6in. long.
3. Mr. N. Heath communicated the results of some experiments he had made in freezing eggs.