22 February 2008

Darwin caught crabs

while on HMS Beagle. According to the BBC these specimens 'faded into obscurity' (did that make them hermit crabs?) before being rescued by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Darwin's Beagle crabs are now available on O.U.M.N.H. Darwin database.

The whole tale is best told (with pics) in an Oxford Science Blog post by Pete Wilson.

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