By Elizabeth Higgins Gladfelter

ISBN-10: 019515441X

ISBN-13: 9780195154412

ISBN-10: 0195154428

ISBN-13: 9780195154429

Collects oral histories of a few of the main attention-grabbing and consultant box investigators to return into their clinical best within the 1950-90s. The ebook exhibits how types, ways, and clinical values replaced over 50 years and captures the event of clinical study within the box.

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I had to protect the eggs. OK. That was all right. But I had to count the eggs that were laid by a certain tern. When the eggs came, I had to go around all of the nests everyday. I recorded all of the shorebirds and the land birds that came to that little island in the fall migration. I wrote a long report with lots of interesting details. That settled it. I was not exposed to any more nonscience lectures that could divert me. When I came back to Gottingen, it was too late for the winter semester.

The other grad student who worked there was Ken Norris. The two of us made a team that was just incredible. Marineland had hired a commercial Italian fisherman, Frank Brocato, as head collector. He often took Ken and myself out as additional helpers. We collected all the initial fishes and all the original cetaceans. Frank has recently passed away. ” The relationship among Frank, Ken, and me was really incredible, and it was truly important in my development as a fish biologist. Frank never had much formal education, but he had an immense practical experience about the sea and the fishes and cetaceans in it.

To make a long story short, the university that owned the lab dallied with its options for almost a year, while we continued research and teaching in buildings we had repaired. The summer following the hurricane, the university board of trustees finally decided to close the lab and cash in on the insurance money. ” There was a meeting in Barbados. I met Arthur Gaines, a scientist with the Marine Policy Center at WHOI; we talked about people, institutions, and research in the field sciences. He couldn’t believe that I had never been to Woods Hole — the “mecca of marine science,” I remember him calling it — and he invited me to do a project there sometime.

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