Francis Charles Fraser

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Francis Charles Fraser
Born(1903-06-16)June 16, 1903
DiedOctober 21, 1978(1978-10-21) (aged 75)[1]
Known forFraser's dolphin
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsBritish Museum of Natural History

Francis Charles Fraser, born 16 June 1903 died 21 October 1978, was one of the world's leading authorities on cetacea (whales and dolphins). He worked at the British Museum of Natural History from 1933 to 1969. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1966.[1]

Fraser's dolphin is named in his honour.


  1. ^ a b c Marshall, N. B. (1979). "Francis Charles Fraser. 16 June 1903-21 October 1978". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 25: 287–317. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1979.0010.