Halley's middle species mystery

McWilliam, Fiona
January 1998
Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing);Jan1998, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p21
Reports on the comments of Peter Cotgreave, a conservation biologist and development officer at the British Institute of Zoology, regarding two creatures, presumably cormorants, drawn by Edmund Halley during the 18th century. Description of the creatures; Belief of Cotgreave that the creatures are cormorants; Problems and discrepancies.


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