Fishes - The John Murray Expedition, 1933-34, Scientific Reports

By: Norman, J.R.

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Illustrated with 41 text figures, slim quarto, pp 116, paperback, a very slight crease to the lower cover, otherwise a fine copy, virtually as new. [ 'This valuable collection of fishes consists of about 2700 specimens, exclusive of a small number of larval and post-larval forms which have been omitted from this report. Altogether 276 species are represented, of which 28 are believed to be new to science, and 56 were previously unrepresented in the British Museum collection. The fishes were obtained in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, South Arabian Coast, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, and in the Zanzibar and Maldive areas.'. The John Murray Expedition of 1933-1934 ‘pioneered bilateral relations in the field of oceanography, at a time when the Law of the Sea was not even an embryonic concept’ (Aleem & Morcos, 1984). Funded by a £20,000 bequest from oceanographer, John Murray, this expedition was a collaboration between Britain and Egypt. Aboard HEMS Mabahiss, British zoologist Lt. Col. Dr R.B. Seymour Sewell led a team of scientists to research the oceanography, geology, and mineralogy of the Red Sea and the Indian and Arabian Oceans. The trip took nine months and eleven volumes of data collected were published from 1935 to 1970.]

Title: Fishes - The John Murray Expedition, 1933-34, Scientific Reports

Author Name: Norman, J.R.

Categories: Molluscs & Conchology, Invertebrates, Marine, Science,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Trustees of the British Museum: 1939

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: As New

Seller ID: 015633

Keywords: indian.ocean.coral.reef.