No. 5 — Preliminary Report on the Echini collected in 1906, from May to December, among the Aleutian Isla?ids, in Bering Sea, and along the coasts of Kamtchatka, Saghalin, Korea, and Japan, by the U. S. Fish Commission Steamer "Albatross" in charge of Lieut. Commander L. M. Garrett, U. S. N., Commanding. By Alexander Agassiz and Hubert Lyman Clark. The "Albatross" sailed from San Francisco via Seattle 1 to Dutch Harbor, Alaska ; thence to the westward among the Aleutian Islands, swinging northward and back again to take in Bowers Bank in Bering Sea ; from the end of the Aleutian chain northwestward to the Ko-mandorski Islands, then to Petropaulovsk, Kamchatka ; thence round-ing the southern point of this peninsula and up its western coast to Lat. 51° 40' ; from this point south westward to the Okhotsk Sea along the Kuril Islands to Hakodate, whence the course was taken along the western coast of Hondo, crossing the Sea of Japan to the Korean coast ; thence zigzagging southward among the numerous islands at the lower end of the Japanese archipelago, including the northern Linschotens ; northward along the eastern Japanese coast, through the Inland Sea and along the outer coast of Hondo again to Hakodate, thus completely cir-cumnavigating Hondo and Kiushiu. From Hakodate the ship cruised northward, west of Hokkaido, up the western coast of Saghalin Island to Lat. 47° 40'; returning and rounding the lower end of the island to Cape Patience, on the eastern side ; from Cape Patience south again to the eastward of Hokkaido and back to Hakodate, returning thence to Yokohama, from which point, after a short cruise in Suruga and Sagami bays, the vessel sailed for San Francisco. The collection of Echini made by the "Albatross" from May 3 to December 10, 1906, is interesting, as it connects the fauna of the deep waters of Alaska and off the Aleutian Islands with that of Japan. The collection from Japanese waters is important, as with those made by Doderlein, we now have a good representation of Japanese Echini living 1 The route of the "Albatross" is taken from Dredging and Hydrographic Rec-ords of the U. S. Fisheries Steamer "Albatross," for the year 1906. Washington, 1907.
Preliminary reports on the Echini collected in 1906 from May to December among the Aleutian Islands in Bering Sea and along the coasts of Kamtchatka, Sakhalin, Korea and Japan by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross