María González

On October 3, 1916 María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, known as Ángeles Alvariño the first woman ever appointed as a scientist aboard any British or Spanish exploration ships was born.

María de los Ángeles Alvariño González was a Spanish fishery research biologist and oceanographer globally recognized as an authority in plankton biology. She discovered 22 new species of marine animals and published over a hundred scientific books, essays, and articles. In her late career she studied the history of early marine scientific exploration.(Wikipedia)

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