Collecting in the Isles of Scilly, a UK biodiversity hotspot

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A diverse range of wildlife lives on the Isles of Scilly, 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. Natural History Museum scientists are leading a series of collecting trips to this fascinating biodiversity hotspot. Join them on location in this video.

The team explain how the specimens will be used to enrich our collections and support future research, such as studying environmental change and its effects.

Read a blog about the May 2013 field trip