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