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Vevers, (Henry) Gwynne (1916–1988), marine biologist and intelligence officer, was born on 13 November 1916 at Girvan, Ayrshire, the elder son of Geoffrey Marr Vevers and Catherine Rigby, née Andrews, from Ayrshire. Gwynne Vevers's zoological and popularizing bent were dictated by his education and by his father's interests. ...

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Wallich, George Charles (1815–1899), military surgeon and oceanographer, was born on 16 November 1815 in Calcutta, India, the eldest of seven children of Nathaniel Wallich (1785–1854), a Danish-born surgeon and botanist, and his second wife, Sophia Collings. He was educated at King's College, Aberdeen...