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Why google doodle honors Spanish Ocean Scientist, María de los Ángeles Alvariño González

Google Doodle marks the 105th birthday anniversary of legendary Spanish Fisheries Biologist, María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, who died some 16 years ago in May 2005 in California, United States.

María de los Ángeles Alvariño González was a well celebrated scientist whose works continue to be studied in many marine or oceanography departments in universities across Europe and America.

As today marks her 105th, google decides to mark it just as it has done it for many other personalities whose legacies continue to inspire generations, by temporarily altering their official google logo into something to depict the life and work of María de los Ángeles Alvariño González.

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures of particular countries.

It is therefore, no surprise that google is today, October 3, 2021, celebrating the life of María de los Ángeles Alvariño González who is a undoubtedly a widely known historical figure in the field of ocean biology.

Reasons why google doodle honors María de los Ángeles Alvariño González

  • María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, even after her death 16 years ago, is still regarded as the most important Spanish Scientist of all time.
  • She was the first female Spanish marine biologist to be made part of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) in 1952, at a time the institute was only accepting male marine biologist.
  • She was British Council fellow which resulted in her becoming the first woman to work as a scientist aboard a British research vessel in the 1950s.
  • She discovered a total of 22 new species of zooplankton during her days as a marine scientist.
  • There is a Spanish Institute of Oceanography-owned research vessel named after her in recognition of her works in the field of oceanography.
  • María de los Ángeles Alvariño González has more than 100 scientific papers published in her name. These papers are still being used by many marine institutions, and read many students of oceanography.

All these achievements of María de los Ángeles Alvariño González may have influence Google’s decision to create a google doodle to mark the birthday of the great historical figure.

Source: The Punch Ghana

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