NMNH Botanists Injured in Diving Accident

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Summary

Two National Museum of Natural History botanists are seriously injured by an underwater explosion while diving off the southern coast of China. At noon on May 2, James Norris and Robert Sims were 30 feet underwater on a reef when local fisherman threw dynamite into the water to kill fish.

Subject

  • Norris, James N
  • Sims, Robert
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," June 1986, p. 1-2.

Contact information

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

Date

May 2, 1986

Topic

  • Accidents
  • Diving
  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

China

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