Spiffing Seas; The Best of Marine Illustration

by monkeyfist

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1933 illustration by Frank Newbould; East Coast Frolics
Original (1283 x 2004) posted by paul.malon

Frank Newbould (24 September 1887 – 1951) was an English poster artist, born in Bradford.

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A flying fish by Ulisse Aldrovandi(via scientificillustration)

Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522 – 1605) was an Italian naturalist, the moving force behind Bologna‘s botanical garden, one of the first in Europe. Carolus Linnaeus and the comte de Buffon reckoned him the father of natural history studies.  (more on wiki)



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Loligo vulgarisThe European squid(via scientificillustration)

From: ‘MOLLUSQUES MEDITERRANEENS OBSERVES, DECRITS, FIGURES ET CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIES D’APRES LE VIVANT, OUVRAGE DEDIE’ A’.S. M. LE ROI CHARLES ALBERT. PREMIERE PARTIE: CEPHALOPODES DE LA MEDITERRANEE (ALL PUBLISHED)’ by Jean Baptiste Vérany published in 1851

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California State University, Monterey Bay is offering scientific illustration courses this summer. – (via scientificillustration)

Marine Science Illustration: (July 19-August 18) and Digital Science Illustration: (July 19-August 18)

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Ernst Haeckel – This is an Astrophyton. During the day, it curls up into a ball to protect itself from predators. At night, it extends its network of arms to feed on plankton.  (via scientificillustration)

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The Dark Moray (Gymnothorax afer) is a moray eel found in the eastern Atlantic ocean, from Mauritania to Cape Frio, Namibia. It was first named by Marcus Elieser Bloch in 1795. – (via rhamphotheca)

— Special thanks to scientificillustration and feastingonroadkill for inspiring this column —

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