V is for Jeanne Villepreux-Power – Marine Biologist
Jeanne Villepreux-Power (1794- 1871) was an amateur marine biologist. She is credited with inventing the aquarium
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.
Through her research, she learned how the Argonaut, or Paper Nautilus, forms its shell.
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