In addition to the Natural History Museum, a number of other institutions have collections that may be useful for ocean acidification-related research.
Find out about the collections at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff. The mollusca collection is probably of most importance for ocean acidification research, but other collections of marine invertebrates, forams, bryozoa, diatom ooze and beach sand may also be of interest.
The BGS looks after the National Geological Materials Collection. As well as their geoscience material, this includes reference material from all UK onshore and offshore hydrocarbons boreholes, and donated mineralogical, petrological and palaeontological samples. Learn more.
The collections of National Museums Scotland include up to 1 million marine invertebrate specimens, most of which are preserved in alcohol. There is also a comprehensive collection of microscope slides including tardigrades, amphipods and sponges. Find out more.
Thanks to its longevity, the large clam Arctica islandica can be useful for studying modern and ancient ocean environments. Get information about Bangor University’s Arctica islandica collection.
The McAndrew Collection of molluscs is one of the more important marine collections in the Dry Invertebrate Store at the Zoology Museum. The store also houses bryozoa, cnidaria, corals, barnacles, echinoderms, brachiopods, foraminifera and ostracods.