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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Recognize the Pioneering Work of Sir Alister Hardy

In March 2011 a Continuous Plankton Recorder returns to South Georgia and will be towed, for the first time, by the South Georgia Fishery Patrol Vessel Pharos SG which will also carry this set of stamps commemorating the creator of the CPR to South Georgia. It is intended that the CPR will collect data every other month on the Pharos SG's regular route between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

Sir Alister Clavering Hardy (1896-1985), born in Nottingham on the 10th February, was an eminent marine biologist famous for his work on plankton and fisheries, but also an accomplished artist, inventor and writer of popular science.