I’ve just become a big fan of Dr. James Murray, the scientist and explorer.
Murray was a biologist and explorer. He was born in Glasgow in 1865 and died in 1914.
He studied Zoology at Glasgow University and took art classes at Glasgow School of Art. This explains the high quality of his drawings of tardigrades.
Long before there were microscope cameras or a microscope app for iphones, one had to make drawings of micro-organisms like bacteria or parts of the tardigrade. Murray was very careful about noting the size of a tardigrade as well, which you can see in this poster.
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In 1902, Murray participated in a biological survey of Scottish freshwater lochs. He contributed to tardigrade science by describing 66 species of tardigrade. Grab your FREE printable poster and GET THIS BOOK CLICK HERE.
Murray was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) and was awarded the Society’s Neil Prize for the period 1909-11.
In 1907, at the age of 41, he served under Ernest Shackleton on the British Antarctic Expedition, and later co-wrote a book about the expedition, titled Antarctic Days.
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These things power starships.