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Edward Forbes

Edward Forbes
Born 12 February 1815
Douglas, Isle of Man
Died 18 November 1854(1854-11-18) (aged 39)
Wardie, Edinburgh
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality Manx
Fields Natural history
Institutions Geological Society of London
King’s College London
Geological Survey of Great Britain
Royal School of Mines
University of Edinburgh
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Known for Azoic hypothesis
Influences Robert Jameson
Author abbrev. (botany) E.Forbes

Zero of Animal Life probably about 300 fathoms.
The corals do not look much worn, but still appear to have been dead. There are some delicate shells of molluscs from depths beyond 500 fathoms, where they were certainly living.
Edward Forbes
The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea, but seek therein rather for the links of nature's chain than for apparent exceptions.
Edward Forbes
I have in hands, now, specimens of bottom from t he Gulf Stream, obtained by Lieutenant Craven, and I can say that they are among the most interesting that I have ever seen.
Edward Forbes
Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us, that species have a definite existence, and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space, and that no species is repeated in time.
Edward Forbes
As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its inhabitants become more and more modified, and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards an abyss where life is either extinguished, or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence.
Edward Forbes