Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 16 Issue 03

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Volume 16, No. 3
Pages 86 - 87


Oceanographic Collections at Scripps

Philip A. Hastings Richard H. Rosenblatt
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Scientists, like most people, are instinctive collectors. The founders of Scripps Institution of Oceanography were no exception. As they began exploring the marine realm in the vicinity of the fledgling field station and beyond, they naturally collected specimens, bringing them into the laboratory for identification and study (Figure 1). They, and a host of scientists after them, knew that the materials they were assembling had a value transcending their own interests. This realization led to efforts to archive them for future use and thus to the eventual creation of the Scripps Oceanographic Collections.


Hastings, P.A., and R.H. Rosenblatt. 2003. Oceanographic collections at Scripps. Oceanography 16(3):86–87, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2003.35.

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