Biographic Memoir of Ernest Ingersoll: Naturalist, Shellfish Scientist, and Author

MacKenzie, Jr. , Clyde L. (1991) Biographic Memoir of Ernest Ingersoll: Naturalist, Shellfish Scientist, and Author. Marine Fisheries Review, 53(3), pp. 23-29.

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Abstract

The name Ernest Ingersoll is well-known to many shellfishery biologists as the author of two outstanding monographs on the shellfisheries of the United States and Canada in the 1880's. The first (Ingersoll, 1881a), entitled "A Report on the Oyster-Industry of the United States," was a 252-page description of historical and contemporary oyster fishing' marketing methods, and statistical data in the eastern provinces of Canada and the coastal states of the United States. The second (Ingersoll, 1887), entitled "The Oyster, Scallop, Clam, Mussel, and Abalone Industries," was a l20-page summary of the first monograph about oysters as well as a history and description of contemporary methods and statistical data of the other shellfisheries. Although Ingersoll was, by profession, a naturalist and author but only briefly a shellfish scientist, these monographs are regarded as benchmarks, providing the principal descriptions of shellfisheries in North America in the 1700's and 1800's.

Item Type: Article
Title: Biographic Memoir of Ernest Ingersoll: Naturalist, Shellfish Scientist, and Author
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MacKenzie, Jr. , Clyde L.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 53
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 23-29
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Education
Fisheries
Item ID: 9918
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 13:55
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 13:55
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9918

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