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Historical Timeline


Historical Timeline

The modern timeline detailing the discovery of Seaman is truly quite fascinating. Feel free to use this section as a way to familiarize yourself with the steps taken in order to thoroughly document this creature.

September 27, 1929 - Jean Paul Gasse graduates from the University of Warsaw, and begins his career as an archaeologist.

December 20, 1929 - Gasse moves himself to France to further pursue his career in ancient archaeology.

April 15, 1932 - A group of researchers (Including Gasse) begin a trek through uncharted desert to the banks of the Nile in order to observe the common ecosystem from Aswan to Alexandria along the river's banks.

December 7, 1932 - Gasse's first ever encounter with the Seaman. Noticing some returning fisherman, he was incredibly intrigued by the Man/Fish hybrid he saw flopping inside of their net.

January 18, 1933 - After obtaining several samples of Seaman eggs, Gasse returns to Paris in order to conduct experiments on these odd "Men of the Sea".

February 12, 1933 - Gasse was unable to breed the creatures into adulthood as all 8 Seamen he studied had died. He was, however, able to gather important knowledge on the beginning stages of a Seaman's life.

April 17, 1933 - Gasse publishes his historical thesis on the topic of Seaman in the scientific journal Annalen der Biologik entitled "The Examination of the Evolution of Living Creatures as Seen through Seaman’s Adaptation to His External Environment and Speed of Organic Change.".

May 19, 1933 - Without living proof of this phenomenon Gasse's findings were largely ignored by the scientific community. He was later fired from the French Biological association, and he returned to Poland.

1934-1945 - Following his disgrace from the Seaman thesis, Gasse largely lead a life of seclusion. We are aware that he was one of the many refugees to escape Poland's capital of Warsaw during Germany's initial assault during World War II according to letters attributed to him. This sadly implies that the Seaman related studies he amassed in his home laboratory (Situated in Warsaw) were lost. Historians believe the last known location of Gasse to be a small island of the coast of Eastern Asia with his former roommate, Japanese Scholar Kimo Masuda. Respected Biologist Dr. Jeremy Zahn hypothesized that there was likely a high concentration of Seamen in the area at the time that Gasse would have been studying.

February 19, 1976 - Several of Masuda's letters to Jean Paul are found in the archives of La Sorbonne (Or the University of Paris) which Gasse was employed at for a time.

March 9, 1996 - Respecting the work of Gasse, the French Anthro-Bio archaeology division is established. Using the journal of Jean Paul they began to further the study of Seaman despite it being abandoned for over 50 years.

July 7, 1997 - A fisherboy manages to catch a live Seaman. It is the first one to be seen alive since Gasse's original expeditions.

February 15, 1999 - Gasse's jorunal is located inside of the Masuda Wearhouse in Mie Profecture, Japan.

March 2, 1999 - Seaman is officially recognized as an endangered species as more efforts are taken to preserve the creatures in laboratories.

July 13, 1999 - Anthro-Bio Archaeologist Professor Kandare Takahashi is the first person to ever successfully breed Seaman in a laboratory.

July 10, 2000 - A research team under command of Andrew Resnik launches an expedition into Egypt in search of successfully locating a Seaman in the wild.