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October 3, 1916

María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, known as Ángeles Alvariño the first woman ever appointed as scientist aboard any British or Spanish exploration ships was born.

María de los Ángeles Alvariño González was a Spanish fishery research biologist and oceanographer globally recognized as an authority in plankton biology. She discovered 22 new species of marine animals and published over a hundred scientific books, essays, and articles. In her late career she studied the history of early marine scientific exploration.(Wikipedia)

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