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Volume 20, 1887
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Exhibits.—Professor Parker exhibited and made remarks upon several new and interesting additions to the Otago Museum, including the following:–

  • (a.) Specimens of three species of New Zealand Sharks.

  • (b.) A very large specimen of New Zealand Sole.

  • (c.) A series of specimens of the Nelly or Giant Petrel, showing remarkable diversity of plumage: the first was sooty black, the second brown, the third light-brown, marked with patches of white, and the fourth pure white with only a few black feathers.

  • (d.) A collection of birds’ eggs, to show a new and very effective method of mounting.

  • (e.) Specimens of Tuataras, and Mutton Birds, to show the-natural habitat of these animals.