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Berkeley [formerly Bergtheil; née Dunington], Edith (1875–1963), marine biologist, was born on 1 September 1875 in Tulbagh, Cape of Good Hope, the older daughter of Alfred Dunington, civil engineer, and his wife, Martha Treglohan (c.1837–c.1927). Having spent her early childhood abroad, and having had private tutors in the ...

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Bidder, George Parker (1863–1953), marine biologist, was born on 21 May 1863 in Kensington, London, the elder son of George Parker Bidder QC (1836–1896), of Lincoln's Inn, amateur astronomer and cryptographer, and his wife, Anna, second daughter of John Robinson McClean, civil engineer and MP. ...

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Cushing, David Henry (1920–2008), marine ecologist, was born on 14 March 1920 at 10 Prudhoe Street, Alnwick, Northumberland, the son of William Ewart Wittrick Cushing (1891–1980), schoolmaster, and his wife, Isobel, née Batchelder (1892–1988). He attended Duke's School, Alnwick, and the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne...

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Denton, Sir Eric James (1923–2007), marine biologist and physiologist, was born on 30 September 1923 at 53 Denby Street, Bentley, Yorkshire, the only child of George Denton, a fitter at a colliery, later a grocer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Ogden, who ran a dress shop. He won a scholarship to ...

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Fritsch, Felix Eugen (1879–1954), algologist, was born on 26 April 1879 at 15 Princess Terrace, St Pancras, London, the second child of Ernst Theodor Hermann Fritsch, headmaster of a private school at 145 King Henry's Road, Hampstead, and his wife, Josephine Guignon (...

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Maria Emma Gray (1787–1876) by George J. Stodart (after John Ayling) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gray, Maria Emma (1787–1876), conchologist and algologist, was born at the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, Kent, the daughter of Lieutenant Henry Smith RN, who was then resident there. In 1812 she married Francis Edward Gray, who died two years later; they had two daughters. In 1826 she married her late husband's second cousin, ...

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Harrison, Sir Richard John (1920–1999), anatomist and marine biologist, was born on 8 October 1920 at 30 Carson Road, Norwood, London, the son of Geoffrey Arthur Harrison, reader in chemical pathology at London University (St Bartholomew's), and Theodora Beatrice Mary, née West. From ...

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Hart, Thomas John (1907–1970), marine biologist, was born on 17 September 1907 at Cintra Lodge, Little Shelford, near Cambridge, the eldest of the four sons of John Henry Arthur Hart (1876–1952), theological lecturer and librarian of St John's College, Cambridge, and later a clergyman, and his wife, ...