James William Slessor Marr

James William Slessor Marr (1902 – 30 April 1965) was a Scottish marine biologist and polar explorer. Marr was born in Aberdeenshire. He and Norman Mooney were two Boy Scouts who were selected by Sir Ernest Shackleton to join him on the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition in 1921, on board the vessel Quest. He later wrote the book Into The Frozen South (1923) about his experiences. He took part in the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition with Sir Douglas Mawson. He went on to become a marine biologist, taking part in the Discovery Investigations, specialising in Antarctic Krill. Lieutenant Marr led Operation Tabarin during World War II. It was a small British Antarctica expedition launched from the United Kingdom in 1943 to the Antarctic to establish permanently occupied bases. Marr led the overwintering team at Port Lockroy in 1944.

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Date of birth
Date of death
April 30th, 1965 at age of 63
Place of death
London, United Kingdom


1. University of Aberdeen Colleges/University

The University of Aberdeen is a university located in Aberdeen, Scotland. Founded in 1495, it is an ancient university and Scotland's third-oldest (following the University of St. Andrews and the University of Glasgow). It is the fifth oldest in the English-speaking world. Its current form is the result of a merger in 1860 of King's College, founded in 1495 in Old Aberdeen and Marischal College, founded in 1593 in what is now Aberdeen city centre.

Type Public university
2013. 33.6 mil. £
2010. 26.4 mil. £
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King's College, AB24 3FX - Aberdeen, Aberdeen
2013. 10,831
2010. 10,641
2013. 2,366
2010. 2,710
Local tuition
2013. 1.82 K £
Official web page www.abdn.ac.uk
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