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Sir Alister Clavering Hardy (10 February 1896 – 22 May 1985) was an English marine biologist, an expert on marine ecosystems spanning organisms from zooplankton to whales. He had the artistic skill to illustrate his books with his own drawings, maps, diagrams, and paintings.
Sir Alister Hardy
Alister Clavering Hardy
10 February 1896
|Died||22 May 1985 89) (aged|
|Known for||RRS Discovery work|
Continuous Plankton Recorder
Aquatic ape hypothesis
|Parent(s)||Richard Hardy and Elizabeth Hannah Clavering|
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society, Templeton Prize|
|Institutions||University of Hull, University of Aberdeen, University of Oxford|
Hardy served as zoologist on the RRS Discovery's voyage to explore the Antarctic between 1925 and 1927. On the voyage he invented the Continuous Plankton Recorder; it enabled any ship to collect plankton samples during an ordinary voyage.