Ostracods (Ostracoda)

Ostracods are represented in a number of collections of potential use for ocean acidification research:

  • Discovery, HMS Challenger and ocean bottom residue collections at the Natural History Museum
  • Dry Invertebrate Store at the Zoology Museum, University of Cambridge
Formalin-preserved specimens from the extensive Antarctic Discovery expedition collections
Discovery collections

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.

 

Engraved view of HMS Challenger (1872-1876)
HMS Challenger collection

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.

 

 

An ostracod
Dry Invertebrate Store taxa

See a summary of what can be found in the Dry Invertebrate Store.