Seabed samples recovered by HMS Challenger, 1872-76

HMS Challenger made a three-and-a-half-year circumnavigation of the world from December 1872 to May 1876. The voyage is said to mark the beginning of modern oceanography. The ship was adapted to accommodate the scientists' measurement of physical data and the collection of samples from the ocean and sea floor.
 
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Year made :
1872-76
Inventory number :
1893-112 pt
 
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