SCHEFFER, Victor B.

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Victor B. Scheffer (1906-2011)


SCHEFFER, Victor Blanchard (1906-2011), American biologist and natural history books author. His first book, Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses: A Review of the Pinnepedia, was published by Stanford University Press in 1958.

Scheffer received his bachelor of science in 1930, his master of science in 1932, and his doctorate in zoology in 1936, all at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1937, he began his scientific career as a biologist for the United States Bureau of Biological Survey, where he remained for three years. Scheffer investigated fishes and invertebrates in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska from 1936-1938, a survey overseen by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. From 1940 to 1969, Scheffer was an employee in various sections of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. His work for the Fish and Wildlife Service included a study of the food of the Alaska fur seal and the anatomy and pelage of the northern fur seal.


Scheffer died at age 104.

* WIKIPEDIA: V. B. SCHEFFER


Scheffer collected on:


ISLA GUADALUPE
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN  
Isla Guadalupe Victor B. Scheffer MVZ June 10, 1955 MVZ-133098 Pandion haliaetus Birds