Collections databases and online resources

This page summarises the databases and online resources relating to collections housed in the Natural History Museum that might be useful for ocean acidification research. It is organised by collection.

For information about the content of the databases and resources, and a guide to how to use them, consult the individual collection pages.


British coralline algae collection


Buckley collection


Buckley collection


Chagos Islands corals


Chagos Islands coral collections


Discovery collections


HMS Challenger collection


Heron-Allen type slides


Heron-Allen micropalaeontology slide collection


  • Sea-Sed online database - includes worldwide seabed samples housed in EU institutions, including the Natural History Museum


Ocean bottom residues


Excel files

If you are unable to open the Excel file please contact the Curator to request the document in another format.