1944-Present

Ichthyologist Carl Hubbs begins collecting fishes from the Southern California region. In the early 1950s the fish collection, established by aquarium director Percy Barnhart, grows as the Scripps fleet deploys the new Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl. In 1958 Richard Rosenblatt is appointed curator and adds specimens from all regions. The collection now contains more than 2 million specimens.

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1944
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