James Dana's Corals
This syntype coral specimen was collected by the scientist Dr. James Dwight Dana on the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. James D. Dana (1813-1895) was an American explorer, volanologist, and mineralogist who, during this expedition, described volcanoes and coral reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean, including in Kiribati, Somoa, Fiji and Hawaii.
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