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HMS Challenger Sea Stars: Exploring Our Changing Oceans

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 a unique learning and research resource.

Continuing with The Earth Museum’s ‘collecting journeys’ theme, our Object Story maps a selection of HMS Challenger sea stars (starfish) now on display at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

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