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There was a new and powerful Champion harpoon gun and a commando dagger of the type devised by Wilkinsons during the war. Finally, in a box covered with. Capsule Synopsis James Bond is sent to the Seychelles to investigate when, Sea Salve, a top secret British and American joint military venture, goes missing in. The Complete James Bond: The Hildebrand Rarity – The Classic Comic Strip Collection by Ian Fleming, , available at.
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The yellow-tipped squirrelfish Sargocentron seychellensean actual species of squirrelfish found in the Seychelles. Image by the renowned ichthyologist John E.
Those three famous — rarityy, infamous — words of cinematic dialog bring us to the subject of squirrelfishes. The color is a bright pink with black transverse stripes. The anal, ventral, and dorsal fins are pink. The tail fin is black. Eyes, large and dark blue.
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The smallmouth squirrelfish Sargocentron microstomaanother species of squirrelfish found in the Seychelles. While Bond thoroughly detests everything about Krest — his crass rudeness above all the literary Bond counts rudeness among his top peeves — Bond himself is no angel either. Fleming — as Bond — rather lovingly and quite accurately describes the natural behavior of parrotfish, squid, and other marine organisms.
But sighting a large stingray, his attitude reverses:. Now he proposed to kill the sting ray because it looked so extraordinarily evil. Bond somewhat redeems himself later in the story: But the specimen does figure in the eventual demise of Milton Krest. How it does, I shall leave a mystery. There are more than 15 species of squirrelfishes known to cross the waters of the Seychellesbut none really fit the coloration and size mentioned in the passage.
The sammara squirrelfish Neoniphon sammaraa species found in the Seychelles and elsewhere in the Indian Ocean. Might there have been a naturalist named Hildebrand at the South African university mentioned?
Born some 25 years earlier than Fleming, Samuel F. Hildebrand was a government agent in his own way: Hildebrand had a four-decade career working as a scientist and administrator for the U. Bureau of Fisheries HigginsSchultz Inthe Bureau of Fisheries was combined with the Bureau of Biological Survey to form a new federal agency — the U.
The Bureau of Fisheries continued its cooperation in the investigation of fish in relation to mosquito control by again detailing Ichthyologist Samuel F.
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Hildebrand to continue his observations and studies, particularly of Gambusia affinis. The cooperation of the Bureau of Fisheries and Mr. Hildebrand has been most valuable.
The conditions under which Gambusia affinis can be effectively employed in reducing mosquito production are being more clearly defined and their field of usefulness for this purpose considerably extended[…]. It is utterly fascinating to find out how different threads in the world connect.
Hildebrand was the Director of the U. The blue lined squirrelfish Sargocentron tierealso a species hildebtand squirrelfish found in the Seychelles. Copyright Playboy Enterprises, Inc. The Hildebrand Rarity Note: Samuel Frederick Hildebrand as a government scientist.
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