V is for Jeanne Villepreux-Power – Marine Biologist #AtoZChallenge

V is for Jeanne Villepreux-Power – Marine Biologist

++ A to Z of Notable Women in STEM ++

Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794- 1871) was an amateur marine biologist. She is credited with inventing the aquarium

Jeanne Villepreux-Power
Jeanne Villepreux-Power

She created three types of aquaria: the glass enclosed type we’re used to having in our homes, but also two types of submerged aquaria. In all cases, having an aquarium meant that one could study marine organisms in a controlled environment.

Sketch of an Argonaut (also called a Paper Nautilus) by Jeanne Villepreux-Power
Sketch of an Argonaut (also called a Paper Nautilus) by Jeanne Villepreux-Power

Through her research, she learned how the Argonaut, or Paper Nautilus, forms its shell.

You can learn more about Jeanne Villepreux-Power here.

See more notable women of STEM in my contribution to the April A to Z blogging challenge for 2016.

Add your own “V-named women to the list in the comments below!

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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