Clyde Roper

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Clyde Roper during the 1999 giant squid expedition to New Zealand

Clyde F. E. Roper (born 1937) is a zoologist at the Natural History Museum in the Smithsonian. He has organised a number of expeditions to New Zealand to study giant squid, including in 1997[1] and 1999.[2] He graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1959.

Long associated with the National Museum of Natural History, he joined the Smithsonian Institution in 1966.[3][4]

He was featured in an episode of Errol Morris' TV series First Person.

Roper has two adult children and five grandchildren.

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  1. ^ In Search of Giant Squid - An Expedition into the Depths of the Last Frontier. Smithsonian Institution.
  2. ^ Roper, I., G.C. Feldman, C.F.E. Roper, B. Brennan, D. Tracey, S. O'Shea & M.V. deGruy (18 February–27 March 1999). In Search of Giant Squid: New Zealand - 1999: Expedition Journals. Smithsonian Natural History web home page. (edited entries)
  3. ^ Ellis, R. (1 November 2005). "35 Who Made a Difference: Clyde Roper". Smithsonian magazine.
  4. ^ Anonymous (29 April 2013). Clyde Roper’s Quest For The Giant Squid. Bernews.

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