She was the first Argentine echinoderm specialist and she spent 55 years researching echinoderms in the Argentine Sea. Bernasconi died on July 7, 1989. Her birthday was September 29th, and she was born September 29th, 1896. Although her primary focus was sea stars, she did also study brittle stars as well as sea urchins.
Bernasconi was responsible throughout her career for the discovery of many new species and genera. Her first publication in taxonomy was in 1935. It described new species of the genus Pteraster. In 1941, she described two new species of the genus Luidia. Bernasconi was responsible to the revision of taxonomy for a number families between 1937 and 1980. These families include Pterasteridae and Luidiidae as well as Odontasteridae and Ganeriidae. 1965 was the year she published her description and four species of Vemaster’s new genus.
Carmen Pujals, Maria Adela Caria and Elena Martinez Fontes, Irene Bernasconi
Bernasconi was the first female Argentinean scientist to study Antarctica after she made her maiden Antarctica trip on November 7, 1968. She was also the first woman in Antarctica to lead an expedition. She was 72 years when we first met her. Maria Adela Caria, Maria Adela Caria, Elena Martinez Fontes, a marine biologist, and Carmen Pujals, a botanist, were also there to support her. Because of their closeness to Melchior Base Antarctic Station, where they conducted their research and based their expedition, these researchers are known as the “Four of Melchior”.
They spent three months total in Antarctica. All of it was spent at Melchior Base on Gamma Island. They also collected samples of water and specimens of deep-sea creatures. There was also muck and more than 2 000 examples Bernasconi’s specialty, echinoderms.
The “Embajada de Mujeres de America”, also known as the “Embajada of Women of America” presented a commemorative medal each expedition participant in 1969 to acknowledge their role in Antarctica research. Eastlink Toll Scam Sms
Posthumously, the band received a lot of attention. The Argentine Foreign Ministry and the Argentine Antarctic Institute honored the scientists by naming four Antarctica locations after them. These are Pujals Bay and Cape Cara as well as Cape Fontes and Bernasconi Bay. These names were approved by the Naval Hydrography Service.
President Alberto Fernandez renamed the Hall of Scientists in Casa Rosada the Argentine Science Hall, on February 11, 2022. This was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. He also included “The Four of Melchior” in a display of honoree Argentinian women scientists. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was the occasion for this event. The image collection, which was located in the hall, contained Bernasconi’s photograph and portraits of ten other Argentine women scientists.