Shark Research Panel Initiated

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Summary

Leonard P. Schultz, curator of fishes at the Museum of Natural History (now known as the National Museum of Natural History), initiates the Shark Research Panel, with Professor Perry W. Gilbert of Cornell University. Sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences and supported by the Office of Naval Research, the panel compiles information on shark attacks on humans, encourages the development of anti-shark devices, seeks to educate the public about how to deal with sharks. The Panel is housed at the museum until Schultz's retirement in 1968, when it moves to the Mote Marine Laboratory which Gilbert directed.

Subject

  • Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-
  • Gilbert, Perry W
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences Shark Research Panel
  • Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, Fla.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Leonard P. Schultz Papers, Boxes 20-22

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1958

Topic

  • Fishes
  • Sharks
  • Ichthyology
  • Chondrichthyes

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