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Oceanographical Expedition of the Dana, 1928–1930

Nature volume 127, pages 444446 (21 March 1931) | Download Citation



IN NATURE of Dec. 29, 1928, Prof. D'Arcy W. Thompson gave an outline of the plans and scope of this expedition on board the Royal Danish Research Ship Dana. This vessel, with its experienced master, Captain G. Hansen, and staffed by officers of the Royal Navy, was placed at the disposal of the expedition by the Danish Government. The cost of the expedition however, was defrayed by the Carlsberg Foundation, the largest scientific fund in Denmark; hence the official title: “The Carlsberg Foundation's Oceanograph-ical Expedition round the World 1928–30 under the Leadership of Professor Johannes Schmidt”.

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