Biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone

Walcott, Charles D. (1911) Biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone. Annual Report of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institution, 1910, , pp. 13-15.

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Abstract

exhaustive biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone-will be undertaken in the winter of 1910-11. A part of the fresh-water streams of the Isthmus of Panama empty into the Atlantic Ocean and others into the Pacific Ocean. It is known that a certain number of animals and plants in the streams on the Atlantic side are different from those of the Pacific side, but as no exact biological survey has ever been undertaken the extent and magnitude of these differences have yet to be learned. When the canal is completed the organisms of the various watersheds will be offered a ready means of mingling together, the natural distinctions now existing will be obliterated....

Item Type: Article
Title: Biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone
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Walcott, Charles D.
Journal or Publication Title: Annual Report of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institution, 1910
Number of Pages: 688
Page Range: pp. 13-15
Date: 1911
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Projects: SAIL Panama Canal Zone Project 2008
Issuing Agency: Smithsonian Institution
Additional Information: Contributed by: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - CBL
Uncontrolled Keywords: Panama; Canal Zone; Isthmus; fauna; flora; Gatun dam; birds; mollusks
Subjects: Conservation
Ecology
Item ID: 1992
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 16:43
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:49
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1992

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