The Danish ‘Ingolf’-Expedition. Vol. IIa

Creator

Date

1899-1912

Identifier

Expedition Reports Q115 D28 1895

Type

Publisher

Copenhagen: H. Hagerup

Abstract

Captain Carl Frederik Wandel (1843-1930) was leader of the Danish Deep-Sea Expedition in the North Atlantic. Two four-month trips took place during the summer months of 1895 and 1896. While the main objective of the expedition was to collect zoological specimens, like the ones in this image, the scientists aboard the three-masted schooner Ingolf recorded other scientific data. They took soundings and water samples; measured currents and chloride levels; explored the fjords around Iceland and the underwater North Atlantic ridge – said to be the ‘most important submarine faunal barrier anywhere in the deep sea’ (Wolff, 1997).

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Cab 5 Danish Ingolf fish.jpg

Citation

___, “The Danish ‘Ingolf’-Expedition. Vol. IIa,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed November 29, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9586.