Mormyrus ex cinero nigricans: The Bone-Fish.
The Back of this Fish was dark brown, the Belly white, the Iris
of the Eye white; On the Back was one long spiny Finn: Behind the
Gills were two more, and one behind the Anus; the Tail black and
large, making a very wide Fork. They are in Plenty on the Coasts
of the Bahama Islands; and as I remember, are called there Bone-Fish.
Corallina fruticosa elatior ramis quaqua-versum expansis teretibus:
The Size of these Plants is various some growing to the Height
of three Feet, tho' usually a Foot, and a Foot and half spreading
into long Slender pliant, stalks of an Horny transparent Substance
of a light brown Colour; but incrusted over with a purple or reddish
coralline Coat or Bark. The horny Part diverted of the coralline
burns and stinks like common Horn. They grow in the Sea usually
in five, or ten and fifteen Fathom Water, and are frequently found
on the Shores of Virginia, Carolina, and sometimes on the Bahama
Islands. These Plants do not grow horizontally, but upright as most
Land-Plants doe, as doth also the great Sea-Fan; which is usually
thought to grow horizontally. This Mistake I concieve proceeds from
the Structure of that Plant, judging it from its flat and close
Contexture not able to withstand the Impetuosity of the Waves but
in that Position.