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Agassiz, Garman, Albatross, and the collection of deep-sea fishes
Summers, A.P.; Hartel, K.E.; Koob, T.J. (1999). Agassiz, Garman, Albatross, and the collection of deep-sea fishes. Mar. Fish. Rev. 61(4): 58-68
In: Marine Fisheries Review. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Seattle, Wash.. ISSN 0090-1830, more
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  • Summers, A.P.
  • Hartel, K.E.
  • Koob, T.J.

    The first of Alexander Agassiz' voyages on the U.S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross in 1891 yielded significant scientific results. This paper reviews the background of the voyage, including the career path that led Agassiz to the back deck of the Albatross. We also give a brief account of the life and work of Samuel Garman. Garman wrote up the ichthyological material from this Albatross voyage in a magnificent book on deep-sea fishes published in 1899. This book was exceptional in its coverage, anatomical detail, and recognition of phylogenetically important morphology.

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