RIP Sir Eric Denton

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He, along with J. B. Gilpin-Brown, wrote the paper that I based my thesis on (Denton E. J. & Gilpin-Brown J. B. 1961a. The distribution of gas and liquid within the cuttlebone. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 41: 365-381).

In the 1960s, they analyzed the gas inside a cuttlebone - I refined their findings (and found some errors :oops:) using more advanced equipment (I did my work in the 1990's). They were both amazing scientists.

RIP Sir Denton
 

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Rest In Peace to the man who helped demonstrate buoyancy in ammonites based upon his work in cuttlefish, spirula, and nautilus. A long life very well-lived. May heavenly tentacles waft him to his final reward.
 

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In a tribute of sorts, I encourage the denizens of "Fossils and History" to meander over to "Physiology and Biology" and discuss spirula a bit.
 



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