Scientist Walter H. Adey Inspects a Created Coral Reef at MNH

ID: SIA2009-2204

Creator: Farrar, Richard

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1979

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-016, Box 1, Folder: Research Reports Spring 1979

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Summary

In the dim recesses of the basement of the National Museum of Natural History, marine researcher Walter H. Adey and a team of co-workers succeeded in developing a functioning, growing coral reef. More than 130 species of Caribbean reef plants and animals have been transplanted into an 1,800-gallon tank with a balanced reef ecosystem whose functions and processes mirror the natural habitat. Adey is holding a magnifying glass to inspect the new ecosystem.

Subject

  • Adey, Walter H
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Research Reports Spring 1979

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-016, Box 1, Folder: Research Reports Spring 1979

Contact information

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

Date

1979

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Marine Biology
  • Aquariums
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Corals
  • Zoology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Invertebrates
  • Marine biology
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Caribbean Sea

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-2204

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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