Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen

, Volume 49, Issue 1–4, pp 103–112 | Cite as

Five scientists on excursion — a picture of marine biology on Helgoland before 1892

  • D. Zissler
The Biologische Anstalt Helgoland and the Development of Marine Biological Research


Five scientists on excursion — a picture of marine biology on Helgoland before 1892. The picture, of which several variant poses with minor differences exist, is a photograph taken on Helgoland in September, 1865. The original is to be found in the collections of the Ernst-Haeckel-Haus in Jena. The photograph shows only a few objects and fewer persons, but they are arranged like a bouquet: in front, collecting vessels; behind, grouped around a table, five scientists, Dohrn, Greeff, Haeckel, Salverda, Marchi. They hold up their catching nets like insignia, identifying their basic activity. This photograph is a unique document for the marine biological research on Helgoland before 1892. Furthermore, it illustrates a time and place for the birth of the idea of establishing the world's most famous marine biological station, the Stazione Zoologica di Napoli.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Zissler
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  1. 1.Institut für Biologie I (Zoologie) der Universität Freiburg i. Br.Freiburg i. Br.Germany

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