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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The title is misleading, as most of the specimens described are dinoflagellates, which are animals. Suggests printing the geological note separately. Refers to work of Charles Wyville Thomson, René-Édouard Claparède and Lachmann. Finds the paper to be in the style of a 'naturalist's note-book'. Suggests omitting the tables.

Subject: Botany, Zoology

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Reference number
RR/14/69
Earliest possible date
1898
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

William Abbott Herdman

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William Abbott Herdman, Referee's report by William Abbott Herdman, on a paper 'A study of the phyto-plankton of the Atlantic' by George Robert Milne Murray and Vernon Herbert Blackman, 1898, RR/14/69, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_14_69/referees-report-by-william-abbott-herdman-on-a-paper-a-study-of-the-phyto-plankton-of-the-atlantic-by-george-robert-milne-murray-and-vernon-herbert-blackman, accessed on 12 July 2024

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