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

images for Scientist Walter H. Adey Inspects a Created Coral Reef at MNH
Topic
Aquariums
Coral reef ecology
Marine biology
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Invertebrates
Corals
Zoology
Data Source
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions
No restrictions
Author
Farrar, Richard
Subject
Adey, Walter H
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Date
1979
Place
Caribbean Sea
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes
Smithsonian Institution Research Reports Spring 1979
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.
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
Type
Photographic print
Person, candid
Standard number
SIA2009-2204