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GREATEST OF 31A RINK GIANTS. j
One Monster Whale Measured JK> Feet
in Length and .VJ Feet in Girth.
Giants are always interesting, wheth-1
er they are human, animal or vegeta- j
ble, and while in ages past nearly all
divisions of the animal Kingdom boasted
giants of greater size than those |
of modern times, yet often nowadays
gigantic creatures exist in numbers in
The greatest of these marine giants
are\ the whales. And probably the
largest of the whales, as well as the|
most gigantic of all living creatures, is |
the sulphur bottom. It attains a length'
of nearly or quite 100 feet and a weight j
of 150 tons.
One individual measured 95 feet in
length, 39 feet in girth, with a jawbone
21 feet long; baleen (whalebone).
4 feet long; weight of baleen, 800
pounds; weight of entire whale, 147
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The sulphur bottom seldom holts, as
the whalers term the action of leaping
diagonnaly from the sea, or breaches,
as perpendicular springs are called,
but when it does perform in this manner
he presents a truly wonderful
White whales are the largest of marine
animals, yet certain fish grow td>
almost as gigantic size. The largest of
true fishes are found among the sharks
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anci me largest ui iucsc iuiunuau>i/ ^
fishes are the whale sharks. These j
huge fish occur in the Waters of India, j
Japan, South America, Panama, Cali- j
fornia and the West Indies.
The nose is very broad and blunt and
the mouth, although very wide, is arm.
ed only with very minute teeth. It is i
a dark-colored creature, marked with j
small, whitish spots and is perfectly j
harmless to man, feeding exclusively
on small fish. Its huge bulk makes it
dangerous when wounded. This great
fish reaches a maximum length of 70
Probably the second largest shark is
the basking shark, known also as elephant
shark and bone shark. This
species derives its name from its habit
of collecting in schools or basking in
the sun at the surface of the sea. It
reaches a length of 40 to 50 feet, and
while large is perfectly harmless.
Its teeth are small and numerous
and its food consists of small fishes,
shrimp, crustacans, etc. It is ordinarily
of a gentle and quiet disposition,
but if wounded or injured can readily
hacked with knives and pierced with
its powerful tail. It was formerly
widely hunted for its oil, but has become
too scarce to hunt with much
The man-eating sharks, which are so
greatly dreaded by many people and
are so very common in tropical seas,
grow immense size, and with their
ferocious character and powerful
ja\.s and teeth are probably the most
formidable of ocean giants.
The great sleeper shark is a most
stupid gluttonous species?as,in fact,
are most of the sharks?and spends
most of its time dozing on the surface
of the sea. When aroused or hungry
it attacks whales, porpoises or, in fact,
anything it can find, and bites pieces
from its victims with its knife-like
At such times it seems perfectly oblivious
to nain or fright and can be
backed with knives and pierced with
spears without paying the least attention
or seeming to take any notice
This savage creature reaches a length
of 36 to 40 feet and is fully as large i
and even more formidable than are the
true man-eating sharks.
Related to the sharks are the old
saw fishes of the tropics, which are
common in the lagoons, bayous and
sounds of the West Indies and our
southern coast. These fish grow to a
length of 20 to 25 feet and as they are
of no real value they are never fished
? or hunted to any extent.
In fact the fishermen dread these (
creatures, for they often become entangled
in their nets and rip and tear
them to pieces by lateral jerks and
sleeps of the huge "saw" on the nose.
This "saw" is a bony elongation of the
nose and iff armed on either side with
large, sharp, strong te-eth, and in the
largest fish these "saws" grow to be
five or six feet long and nearly a foot
Very different from the saw fish is
the swordfish, which is related to the
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food arid is "widely and assiduously
hunted or fished on the southern New
England coast, as well as in the Gulf
of Mexico and in the "West Indies. The
swordfish is a splendid creature, often
weighs as much as 600 pounds and has
huge, brilliant eyes, clean, speedy
"lines," and a long, horny snout, or
"sword," with which it can impale another
fish or even pierce the strongest
oaken timber of a boat. I
Many of the mackerel family grow
to gigantic size, and the best known Of :
these is the "tuna," or "tunny," or j
"horse mackerel." This beautiful and i
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valuable fish has long been a source of J
revenue and food to rhe inhabitants of |
souther Europe, but altho;.?h found J
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commonly on tne American siue ui cue j
Atlantic, it has never been fish-ed for
food except recently, and in the West
Indies. It is a powerful, rapid swimming
and "gamey" fish and on the California
coast is extensively sought by
sportsmen, who fish for it with fly rods.
It reaches a maximal length of about
fifteen feet and a weight of nearly a
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the jew fishes, which are related to the j
sea bass and which are commonly called
'bass'"' or "sea bass" by the California
fishermen. These fish occur
throughout tropical American seas and
grow to a weight of 500 to 600 pounds.
Although a very large and powerful
fish and capable of snapping a stout
h-emp rope or breaking tne stoutest
shark hook, yet these fish are caught,
played and landed by fishermen in
California by the aid of a slender rod
of split bamboo and a tiny threadlike
A fish of a very different character
and so striking in form that it will invariably
attract attention is the giant
sunfish or moonfish. Its shape is alAlm-.lnr
and this TClth its Odd
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fins and lack of tail, gives it a most curious
appearance. Its name of sunfish
is derived from its habit of spending
many hours basking in the sun on the
ocean's surface. Its eyes are large, its
mouth small, and taken altogether it is
among the most grotesque of marine
creatures, being apparently all head.
It is found practically all over the
world, but is particularly common on
th-e south-eastern coast of the United
States and in California waters. It is
frequently carried forth in the Gulf
Stream, and thus often taken off the
New England coasts.
The sunfish is perfectly harmless and
ic so sineeish. stupid and so easily
s-een that it is readily approached and
harpooned. This fish often attains a
weight of from 200 to 500 pounds.
Almost as strange in appearance as |
the sunfish are the great devil fish,
"vampire fishes," or "bat fishes," of our
southern coasts and the n-eighboring
tropical sease. These grotesque creatures
grow to colossal size, frequently
being from 20 to 30 feet across their
huge "wings," and four feet in-thickness.
Such a giant would weigh fully
six tons, and yet so agile and powerful
arc the great creatures that they leap
15 to 20 feet out of water, looking while
in the air like" enormous hats.
Their "horns" are really extensions
of the fins and are used like hands for ;
holding food and other objects and in j
bringing it to the mouth, which, is on |
the under side and has no t-eeth in the
upper jaw. The lower jaw has about
100 rows of small cobble-stone like
teeth. The fish is jet black above and
livid white below, and d-espite its great
size is a perfectly harmless creature j
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except "when wounueu.
These devil fishes should not by any
m-eans be confused with the true "devil
fishes," or giant squids and octopus, i
These creatures are molluscs, and
while living mainly in the uttermost
depths of the sea, they are now and
then found cast upon beaches, floating
injured or dead upon the surface
of the sea or are found in pieces partly
devoured in the stomachs of sperm j
The giant squids of the North Atlantic
are enormous animals with a cylindical
body five or six feet in diam- .
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length and weighing many tons. The
long arms or tentacies jnay Vc twentyfive
or thirty feet in length, while '.be
great, staring eyes are a foot or more
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There are ma ay cuier Giants m tue
sea besides the fish, whales an dsquids.
Sea *urtics ci" various kinds grow to
very large size. The edible green turtle
frequently weighs 400 pounds,
while the loggerhead grows still larger.
Largest of all the great leatherhflpic
trrtls of the southern coast and
tho Gulf Stream. This great crea-j
lure ?,rows to a length of eight or I
nine feet and weighs from 1,000 to
Giant crabs are found in many parts j
of the ocean, the largest being the
giant spider crab of Japan. These
crustaceans measure as much as ten
feet across their outstretched legs and
are used extensively for food, large
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ly enough they are hunted with guns
and killed with shot.
The common West Indian lobster
really deserves to be classed as a giant
for it often weighs 20 to 25 pounds
Our own lobsters, however, often become
gigantic, and individuals, weighin
j? from 25 to 38 pounds are on re
cord, and several are preserved in
various museums. Among shells also
giants occur, and the giant clam
of the East Indies grows to be four
or five feet across and weighs several
Probably when the uttermost depths
of the seas are more perfectly known
even more gigantic forms of the lower
animals will be discovered, for with all
our modern methods and appliances
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bottom here and there, and creatures
:hat are at all agile or able to move
about can readily escape any trawl or
dredg-e devised by any man.?American
Wounds of Modern Warfare.
Surgeons in the South African was
were astonished to find how rapidly
men recovered from bullet wounds
penetrating the thorax, the abdomen
and even the head. These recoveries
were credited at first to the healing
qualities of tne soum Aint-au an.
But very soon the explanation came
that it was really the thin, narrow
bullet traveling at high velocity which
was making war more humane. In
Manchuria the same experience was
common. So in the Balkans the rifle
has done comparatively little damage.
ttip \fannicher bullet used by t|he j
Turks is long and narrow (5mm, in
diameter): It perforates cleanly, its
track is aseptic and the tissues close
quickly and firmly. The bones, especially
in the expanded articular
ends, were simply tunneled. Wounds
of the thorax with perforation of the
lung healed generally without complication.
And so complete abstention
from exploration or other interference
in rifle bullet wound came to be the
rule. The rule, worKea w-en, iuu, ?im ,
much wider application, and M. Mon- j
profit indulges in these obiter dicta:
"Modern military surgery ought to
be, above all, surgery of watchfulness
and expectancy: 'Moins on fait, mieux
on fait.' All operations, except a few
of absolute urgency, are contraindicated
on the battlefield."
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consider the wounds made by shrapnel.
Infantry fire is diminishing in
seriousness, artillery fire is increasing
The wounds, made by shrapnel were
always severe; bones were pulverized, j
tissues torn, thorax and cranium
crushed. Prof. Monprofit and his colleagues
are by no means hypersensitive.
but they all speak of the effects
of shrapnel fire as "murderous."?British
It -was his first visit to America,
and he "was anxious to see as much of
it as possible in a short time. In a
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The spot is now a full block from
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