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William Healey Dall

American scientist

Died when: 81 years 218 days (979 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


William Healey Dall

William Healey Dall (August 21, 1845 – March 27, 1927) was an American naturalist, a prominent malacologist, and one of the earliest scientific explorers of interior Alaska.

He described many mollusks of the Pacific Northwest of America, and was for many years America's preeminent authority on living and fossil mollusks.

Dall also made substantial contributions to ornithology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, physical and cultural anthropology, oceanography and paleontology.In addition he carried out meteorological observations in Alaska for the Smithsonian Institution.

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