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Loss of the Dana

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    IT is reported in The Times of June 24 that the Danish Government's scientific research ship Dana sank on June 23 in the North Sea, sixty miles west of Ringkjobing, Jutland, after a collision with a German trawler. The director of the vessel's scientific work, Dr. A. V. Taning, and the crew were saved. The Dana was well known to men of science and others through the work of the late Prof. Johannes Schmidt, director of the Physiological Department of the Carlsberg Laboratory, Copenhagen, on the migration of eels. It may be remembered that the oceanographical expedition of the Dana in 1928-30 was described in an article by Prof. Johannes Schmidt in NATURE of March 21, 1931, p. 444 and March 28, p. 487, which included a reproduction of a photograph of the Dana.

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