David Pawson

ID: SIA2009-2206

Creator: Clark, Chip

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1980

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-016, Box 1, Folder: Research Reports Spring 1980

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Summary

Dr. David Pawson, curator of echinoderms at the National Museum of Natural History, sits at a table on which there is a microscope. He became interested in the holothurians, or sea cucumbers, in 1959 when his oceanographic vessel working off the coast of New Zealand brought a netful of deep-sea Echinoderms up from almost two miles down. Over the next five years, Pawson devoted most of his time to research on shallow-water sea cucumbers but he remained curious about their deep-sea relatives.

Author

Clark, Chip

Subject

  • Pawson, David
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Research Reports Spring 1980

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-016, Box 1, Folder: Research Reports Spring 1980

Contact information

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

Date

1980

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Holothurnians
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Echinodermata
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Sea cucumbers
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Scientists
  • Microscopes
  • Museum curators
  • Echinoderms
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-2206

Physical description

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

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