Alvariño discovered 22 new species of zooplankton and published more than 100 scientific papers, according to Google and biographies of the scientist.
The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) appointed her as a marine biologist in 1952, even though only men were accepted at the institute at the time, because of her impressive work at university, Google said.
Her father didn’t support her wish to become a doctor herself, though, and Ángeles Alvariño continued studying natural sciences at the University of Madrid, according to the biography.
A British Council Fellowship led her to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Plymouth, England, to study zooplankton, including jellyfish.
That fellowship “resulted in her becoming the first woman to work…