Natural Resources, School of


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NGS Volume 4 Part 13


In visiting the quarries of the State, certain quadripartite objects suggesting the form of jelly fishes have long attracted the writer's attention. They are large and coarse, and were assumed to be imitative concretions. However, the total number observed seems to strengthen the probability that they are of organic origin. In the fall of 1913, while conducting a field class through the Burlington Quarries, located about two miles northwest of South Bend, they were noted again in a new locality, and three specimens were obtained. Two of these were unusual examples, and showed sufficient structure to identify them with the Medusae.