Historical marine collections
This source preferred by John Stewart
Authors: Stewart, J.R.
Publisher: Natural History Museum
Place of Publication: Natural History Museum, London
As a contribution to the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme this website summarises a survey of potentially useful collections in the Natural History Museum and other British institutions.
It provides a summary of collections of marine biocalcifying organisms with known collection date and location, collected prior to 1965 and ideally pre-1900. We have also included some important collections of more recent material, particularly if they have comprehensive associated data.
It is intended to facilitate access to these collections by researchers in the field, by:
- summarising what material is available - providing links to more detailed databases and collection summaries - giving contacts for collections access