Francis Hobart Herrick

Francis Hobart Herrick (19 November 1858, in Woodstock, Vermont – 11 September 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio) was an American writer, natural history illustrator and Professor of Biology at Adelbert College of Western Reserve University.

Herrick attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire from where he went to Dartmouth College in 1881. His Ph.D. was obtained at Johns Hopkins University in 1888. The embryology and biology of shellfish, especially lobster, became his consuming interest.

He was approached in 1890 by the United States Commissioner of Fisheries to research and publicize a total report upon the American Lobster. Over a mature of five years Herrick studied lobsters along the seaboards of Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire working from a laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The finished do its stuff was entitled The American Lobster: A psychiatry of its habits and development and appeared in volume 15 of the Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission for 1895. This definitive do its stuff includes some 100 detailed drawings of Homarus americanus. Herrick was greatly concerned not quite the unregulated lobster-fishing industry and that the limited migration of lobsters bedevils recovery of lobster populations in the song of depleted.

His 1917 affect was the first indispensable biography of John James Audubon and invalid the public's romanticised image of him as an American woodsman. An ornithologist in imitation of a particular incorporation in the aetiology of instinct in wild birds, Herrick was the first literary to psychiatry the bald eagle in the field, and assist popularise wildlife photography in the process. He became professor emeritus in 1929.

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