Information about the stations visited on the Discovery (1901-1999) and the HMS Challenger (1872-1876) expeditions is available in easily searchable Excel spreadsheets:
Challenger stations database Excel (207.5 KB)
Discovery stations database Excel (23.0 MB)
Information for each station includes:
An easy way to determine what specimens and ocean bottom deposits were collected from each Challenger station is to consult the summary report written by John Murray in 1895.
It gives a full account of:
The Discovery taxonomic reports can be used in a similar way to determine what specimens were collected from Discovery stations.View the Discovery reports on the Biodiversity Heritage Library website
If you are unable to open the Excel file please contact the Curator to request the document in another format.