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Author:
Dougherty, Harold E  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Worms  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1981
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Smithsonian Institution Research Reports Autumn 1981
Summary:
Dr. Meredith L. Jones, invertebrate zoologist and one of the world's leading experts on the anatomy of worms, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, holds a preserved sample of his namesake Riftia pachyptila Jones, a giant tube worm. Scientists discovered giant tube worms in 1977 a mile and a half down on the sea floor off the famed Galapagos Islands and were completely baffled. After years of intensive research by Dr. Jones and many scientists across the nation, the answer to the question of how could these worms and other animals could survive in this hostile environment was finally found.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-016, Box 1, Folder: Research Reports, Autumn 1981
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Jones, Meredith Leam  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Galapagos Islands  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Research  Search this
Tube worms  Search this
Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Polychaeta  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-1520
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8081