The Polychaeta studied in this report were all collected by the staff of the Discovery Investigations in the R.R.S. 'Discovery,' in the R.S.S. 'William Scoresby,' in the Floating Whaling Factory S.S. 'Anglo-Norse' off the South Sandwich Islands, and by the personnel of the Marine Biological Station at South Georgia and at Saldanha Bay, South Africa. A few specimens were also procured by a member of the staff in a trawler off the Cape of Good Hope.
The stations made by the 'Discovery' have no letters prefixed to the numbers: those of the 'William Scoresby' have the prefix WS, those of the S.S. 'Anglo-Norse' SS (for South Sandwich), and those of the Marine Biological Station MS.
The following summary of stations, taken from the Station List published by the Discovery Investigations, gives the courses sailed by the 'Discovery' and the 'William Scoresby.'
.' Stations 1-2, Ascension Island; 3, Mid South Atlantic; 4-6, Tristan da Cunha; 7-12, Tristan da Cunha to South Georgia; 13-45, off South Georgia; 46-47, South Georgia to Falkland Islands; 48-58, off Falkland Islands; 59-89, Falkland Islands to Cape Town; 90-101, off South-west Africa; 102-116, South Africa to Bouvet Island; 117-121, Bouvet Island to South Georgia; 122-159, off South Georgia; 160-161, South Georgia to South Orkneys; 162-167, off South Orkneys; 168-170, South Orkneys to South Shetlands; 171-177, Bransfield Strait, South Shetlands; 178-192, Palmer Archipelago; 193-209, Bransfield Strait, South Shetlands; 210-221, Drake Strait; 222-230, Cape Horn to Falkland Islands; 231-259, Falkland Islands to Cape Town; 260-265, off South-west Africa; 266-299, Cape Town to Cape Verde Islands.
.' Stations WS 1-4, off South-west Africa; WS 5-17, Cape Town to South Georgia; WS 18-65, off South Georgia; WS 66-70, South Georgia to Falkland Islands; WS 71-99, off Falkland Islands and between Falkland Islands and South America; WS 100-107, Falkland Islands to Port Desire, South America; WS 108-109, North of Falkland Islands; WS 110-114, off South Georgia; WS 115-121, South Georgia to Gough Island; WS 122-130, off Gough Island; WS 131-136, Gough Island to Cape Town.
The Marine Biological Station made seventy-four stations at South Georgia and eight stations at South Africa. The location of the SS stations has already been given.
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