A fine specimen of carunculated shag caught on White Rock was also exhibited. Two more of the birds had been prepared for presentation by Lord Ranfurly to the British Museum.
It was stated that there was on the island a little colony of about twenty pairs of the birds, and it was noted as strange that they should be pairing at the time the “Ringarooma” visited the spot (8th July). That was in the depth of winter.
Papers.—1. “Notes on Whitebait,” by A. J. MacKenzie; communicated by Sir J. Hector. (Transactions, p. 309.)
2. “Notes on Whitebait,” by E. Gibson; communicated by Sir J. Hector. (Transactions, p. 311.)
3. “On Galaxias (Whitebait),” by Sir James Hector. (Transactions, p. 312.)
Before concluding the meeting the President made a few remarks on the Wairaki clay which he had lately found.