Malcolm Clarke (zoologist)

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Malcolm Clarke

Malcolm Roy Clarke

(1930-10-24)24 October 1930
Died10 May 2013(2013-05-10) (aged 82)
Known for"Wide-ranging and major studies of the physiology, distribution and systematics of squid"[1]
Spouse(s)Dorothy Clara Knight
Scientific career

Malcolm Roy Clarke FRS[2] (24 October 1930 – 10 May 2013) was a British marine biologist.[3] He is most well known for his extensive work on cephalopods and whales.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]


Clarke did his National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1948 to 1950.[4]

He founded the Cephalopod International Advisory Council, serving time its Secretary and President.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

Clarke was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1981.[2] The deep-sea anglerfish Oneirodes clarkei Swinney & Pietsch, 1988 was named in his honor.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Clarke married Dorothy Clara Knight in 1958 and had three sons and one daughter together.


  1. ^ a b National Oceanography Centre. "Dr Malcolm Roy Clarke FRS". Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Herring, P. J. (2014). "Malcolm Roy Clarke 24 October 1930 -- 10 May 2013". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2014.0011.
  3. ^ Rodhouse, Paul G.K. (2013). "Dedication: Malcolm Clarke, his life and work". Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 95: 1–2. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.05.038.
  4. ^ a b Hoare, Philip (3 June 2013). "Professor Malcolm Clarke: Acclaimed authority on the sperm whale and giant squid". The Independent. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  5. ^ Clarke, M. R. (1962). "Significance of Cephalopod Beaks". Nature. 193 (4815): 560–561. doi:10.1038/193560a0.
  6. ^ Clarke, M.R. 1980. Cephalopods in the diet of sperm whales in the southern hemisphere and their bearing on sperm whale biology Discovery Reports 37: 1–324.
  7. ^ Clarke, M.R. 1986. Editor. A handbook for the Identification of Cephalopod Beaks, Clarendon Press, Oxford.
  8. ^ Clarke, M. R. (1996). "The Role of Cephalopods in the World's Oceans: An Introduction". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 351 (1343): 979–983. doi:10.1098/rstb.1996.0088.
  9. ^ Rodhouse, Paul G.K. (2014). "Malcolm Roy Clarke, FRS". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 95 (5): 865–870. doi:10.1017/S0025315414000204.
  10. ^ Lipinski, M. (2013). "Malcolm Roy Clarke: Marine Biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 94 (6): 1243–1244. doi:10.1017/S0025315413001057.
  11. ^ Malcolm Clarke's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  12. ^ Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine