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James Dwight Dana

575010: Portrait of James Dwight Dana
This portrait of James Dwight Dana(1813-1895) was done in the 1920s by Abner Lowe. Yale educated, Dana made significant contributions to geology, mineralogy, and zoology. In 1838, Dana accompanied the United States Exploring Expedition as a Zoologist and produced two important monographs, one on coral and anemones and the other on crustaceans. Their size, scope and detail left a lasting legacy for future systematic researchers in these fields.

Object ID: USGS-575010

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