Saturday, March 12, 2016

Alphadello: AP Knight and Marine Life

Archie's next big interest was marine research. He helped to set up first a floating laboratory and then a permanent one at St. Andrew's, New Brunswick. Some of his research helped the lobster industry to recover from overfishing, to stop the practice of dynamiting fish, and to prevent fish from being poisoned by sawdust from the lumber industry.

Even when he was well into his seventies, after he retired from teaching, Archie served on the university's Board of Trustees, and as chair of the Biological Board of Canada, and as president of the Royal Society of Canada.

Posted yesterday on Storydello.