The Natural History Museum has a number of collections that could potentially be useful for ocean acidification-related research.
Coralline algae species are major structural and ecological components of benthic communities. The specimens in this collection span nearly 150 years. Find out more.
Bryozoa in the Natural History Museum collections were collected during a number of expeditions – including Challenger, Rattlesnake and Discovery. As a result the specimens originate from a wide range of localities from the 1870s to the late 20th century. Learn more.
The Chagos archipelago lacks overfishing and pollution, making it potentially suitable for use as a global reference baseline for monitoring the impact of ocean acidification on local biota. Although this is predominantly a coral collection, some other taxa are included. Find out more.
The Discovery collections originate from a number of different expeditions that took place from 1901-1999. The collection of pteropods may be of particular importance for ocean acidification research, and there are a wide variety of other marine specimens as well as ocean bottom deposits and residues. Learn more.
Scientists on the 1872-76 HMS Challenger expedition collected a vast amount of natural history material from around the globe, which is accompanied by extensive taxonomic and summary reports. Get information about the Challenger collections housed at the Natural History Museum.
Get access to online resources relating to the historical marine collections at the Natural History Museum, including links to more detailed collection summaries, databases and relevant archive documents.
Discover the collection of Henry Buckley, a valuable resource for the study of global change on recent planktonic foraminifera.
Learn about Edward Heron-Allen’s vast collection of foraminifera type slides. It includes specimens gathered from samples from a number of notable research voyages.