Eighty hours from Chicago lands one at the Wharf of Hamilton in the Bermuda Islands. Temporarily these islands are near, although 700 miles southeast from New York. And 560 miles due east from Charleston, South Carolina. Topping the summit of a huge submarine mountain, built up by the secretion of corals, shifted, torn down, and stratified by the action of wind and wave, these islands project to the number of one hundred and fifty, forming nineteen square miles of land whose surface is a thin ten inch layer of red brown soil. In the aggregate, these islands assume the form of a fishhook.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Cross, H. A. Jr.
"The Bermudas as a Type Collecting Ground for Invertebrates.,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 24(1), 301-303.
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