Birthday celebration

Kristian Fauchald FAUCHALD.KRISTIAN at nmnh.si.edu
Tue Jun 16 10:12:07 EST 1998


Dear Polychaete-people,

        One of the most productive and influential polychaete systematists
of all time, Dr. Marian H. Pettibone will celebrate her 90th birthday on 8
July.  Up to a short time ago, Dr. Pettibone was coming in every day,
working hard on her scale-worms, busy with describing new taxa from various
vent areas.  We have not seen her here for a while, but expect that she
will start coming back to work soon.  In the meantime, Linda Ward and I are
planning a surprise for her on her birthday.  If you are interested in
sending Dr. Petitbone a greeting on her birthday, please send Linda an
e-mail message ( Ward.Linda at NMNH.SI.edu) with the greetings.  Linda will
print the messages, put them in a nice folder or some other form of
transmission and bring them to Dr. Pettibone on her birthday.

        Systematic zoology is in many ways a supremely historical field of
science:  I would like to remind you that Dr. Pettibone's publication
record spans 50 years, covering essentially the whole second half of the
20th Century.  Her work will remain important to us for the duration, and I
would very much like to see her efforts celebrated.  Her birthday gives us
an opportunity to do so.

Sincerely yours

Kristian Fauchald

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