Scientific Results of the Trawling Expedition of H.M.C.S. ‘Thetis’. Vol. II

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Date

[1899-1914]

Identifier

Expedition Reports Q115 T44 1898

Type

Publisher

Sydney: Australian Museum

Abstract

In February and March of 1898, HMCS Thetis trawled the sea off the coast of New South Wales. Funded by the Colonial Government, the expedition was more commercially than scientifically motivated; however many new species were discovered and collected. This Alcyonium specimens come from a genus of soft corals. The zoologist aboard Thetis was Edgar Ravenswood Waite (1866-1928). Waite became the curator of the Canterbury Museum in New Zealand in 1906 and accompanied Sir Douglas Mawson on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition from 1911 to 1914

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___, “Scientific Results of the Trawling Expedition of H.M.C.S. ‘Thetis’. Vol. II,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/9606.