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Volume 34, 1901
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Sir James Hector exhibited a preparation of the head and beak of a great octopus.

This was taken from a specimen captured at Island Bay, being the second specimen of the species found in that locality. The biggest of these could sweep into his ravenous maw any living creature within a circle a chain in diameter.

Specimens of some large Fiji chestnuts, about which very little is known, were exhibited.