In September 2016, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter launched the HMS Challenger collections website.   Their website brings together all the known specimens collected by HMS Challenger during its scientific expedition to explore the world’s oceans from 1872 to 1876. Funded by the John Ellerman Foundation, it is aRead More →

Charles Darwin made three excursions into the waters of Tierra del Fuego and the Magellan Strait on HMS Beagle. In the Antarctic summer of 1832-3, the ship’s company surveyed the southern-most islands of this archipelago, while also returning three local people to their homelands. These three, o’rundel’lico (Jemmy Button), el’leparuRead More →