Out of the Teeming Sea

Historic Works on Marine Invertebrates

For centuries, the hundreds of thousands of marine invertebrate species that inhabit the world's oceans have held our interest for a variety of reasons. Shipworms were, and still are, a worldwide economic scourge for any individual, municipality or company with wooden vessels or piers. The first body of the chambered nautilus shell, preserved and brought to England in 1831, advanced understanding and knowledge of anatomy and marine biology. And finally, the post World War II effort by the emperor of Japan shows us how breathtakingly beautiful marine invertebrates can be.

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Introduction
Influences
The Life and Work of the Blaschkas
Historic Works on Marine Invertebrates
Shipworms
Opisthobranchia of Sagami Bay
Memori on a Pearly Nautilus
More Information on Cornell's Blaschka Collection
Acknowledgements