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Frederick Stratten Russell

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Marine biologist, born in Dorset, S England, UK. He studied at Cambridge and served with distinction in the Royal Naval Air Service during World War 1. After the war he joined the staff of the Plymouth Laboratory, of which he eventually became director. He is best known for his work on medusae and plankton, the latter being instrumental in elucidating the movement of water masses in the ocean (distinguished by their characteristic plankton) and allowing the prediction of annual variation in fishes of commercial importance.

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