The Norwegian North-Atlantic Expedition, 1876-1878. Zoology
Expedition Reports Q115 N86 1876
Christiana: Grøndahl and Son
In their proposal to launch the Norwegian North-Atlantic Expedition (1876-78), meteorologist Henrik Mohn and biologist George Sars highlighted the expected benefits to science and the national interests of Norway. They thought that Norway’s success as a nation was inextricably linked to the conditions in the seas that surrounded the country. During the expedition’s three summer cruises the scientific staff carried out deep-sea soundings, dredging and trawling operations; they made magnetic and meteorological observations; and they took water temperatures and samples. These species of Actinaria or sea-anenome were taken from cold deep-water regions and were drawn by expedition artist, Franz Wilhelm Schiertz.
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