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Isabella Gordon!
Full Name:
Dr Isabella Gordon
Birthplace:
Keith, Scotland
Lifetime:
1901 – 1988
Fields:
Marine Biology
Isabella Gordon was a marine biologist specialising in carcinology – the study of crabs and other crustaceans. She worked at the Natural History Museum in London for decades; in fact, she was the first woman to hold a permanent, full-time position there.
Isabella Gordon IS KNOWN FOR...
  • Being an expert on crabs and sea spiders

  • Identifying crustacean specimens from all over the world

  • Travelling to Japan and visiting the household of Emperor Hirohito, himself a marine biology enthusiast

Fun Fact
Gordon supposedly had a fantastic sense of humour, and enjoyed composing limericks.
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