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St Paul's Rocks

ST PAUL'S ROCKS, a number of islets in the Atlantic, nearly i N. of the equator and 540 m. from South America, in 29 15' W. The whole space occupied does not exceed 1400 ft. in length by about half as much in breadth. Besides sea-fowl the only land creatures are insects and spiders. Fish are abundant, seven species (one, Holocentrum sancti pauli, peculiar to the locality) being collected by the " Challenger " during a brief jtay. Darwin (On Volcanic Islands) decided that St Paul's Rocks were not of volcanic origin; later investigators maintain that they probably are eruptive.

See Reports of the Voyage of PI. M.S. Challenger: Narrative of the Cruise, vol. i.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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