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RPECIMtia lit PROSPECT PA*K, BROOKLYN.
&^*7 CREATURES IN THE AQUARIUM, .^fe' sewer pipe that ties in his tank. > AT THE AQUARIUM. ink*, through the glass front* of *rhlch th» NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, MAY 27, 190 C. thf? bottom th« boat Is hove to and a hook sent down to the trap- It is then pulled up to the Sack, the door opened, and the wriggling fish deposited in the boat's well. Watching the bringing up of these traps, every one with a different collection of marine speci mens In all of their fresh and bright colored livery. Is both a remarkable and exciting pastime. Especially lively is the scene on board when the fishermen bring up an octopus or a moray. The octopus often pugnaciously clings to the trap, his long, suckered arms protruding a foot or more outside. When punched with a stick to dislodge them the creatures eject a black fluid like ink. Tins, when done in the water, forms a dark wall, behind which the octopus escapes. To subdue him, however, the fishermen have discovered a simple and effective weapon. If a handful of table salt be dashed on the head and body of the vicious creature he will at once become weak and hell ! - A can of salt and a sharp hatchet are always kept in reserve for cos iiiig with them. They axe hard to keep alive. THE FISHEST KITCHEN AT THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM. WW« tW «— far the «Mbl*» *• nreMred. Clams form - lam- i*-> on the bill of frr 2 . At the -ft is a o.le of eel gras* UN-LOADING A CAN OF TROPICAL FISH BROUGHT FROM BERMUDA FOR THE NEW YORK AQUARIUM. and one obtained last year for the Aquarium died a day or • ftei ' arrival. One of :': - - ■ ■■ ■■■ as of the reefs is the rockfish, Bomel • ■ ' ■ '■ t long ping the 9 a!«s at four hundre ;■- la The writer - I apture >f a tnagnifi ent speci men. The big fish was Beer hovering around one of the traps at # .h'. bottom, anJ, being too bu?e to enter in, he preyed upon the others who were about to go ir. c id". A boob baited with a whole fish was l-.t down and the big fellow took it at ■ nee. Thr .:. ■. >■■: '. just haul him to the top. not. how • . - vi til after he had towed •.he rowboat half a n ll« and dangerously near to the sharp poini Probably the star catch for Aquai . | v I>oses is tt6 silver decked Bpotted !.• raj T larp" green specimens, one if whi h !. - nearly five y-ars in the tank, died re< • nt!y. Fo a long time they refused food. They suc< mnbed to a growth of parasites ring to their savage nature, it was lmp< ssible to handle them safely and give them yruiicr attuuuuii. If an g» red they w<-re likely even to bite and tear ana ai other with their strong teeth. The extraordinary creatures inhabit the cav erns, grottos and coral reefs of Bermuda, and .. ixe so voracious in their habits that they terror of the other fishes. With the long bodies partly ■ ■ by b Ing «ound ground some ledge or rr. k. they lie in ambush, their strong jaws, with lancelike teeth, open half a foot or more, in readiness to dart at and .-. '■ first unsuspecting victim who swims by. w:v r. .aught the fishermen lose no time in . hitting them on the head to stun they are landed In the boat. If a big specimen happens to get loose it causes i r gular panic the whole frightened crew sometim s jumping overboard. A p« uliar feat • the moray is the rhythmic opening; and shutting of the mouth for breathing. Fish intended for the New York Aquarium are tak« n out of the wells of the boats and trans ferred to square Boating cars and kept sub- Contiuued un eighth page- a