Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the Voyage of H.M.S. ‘Alert’ 1881-2
Scientific Expedition Reports Q115 A552 1881
London: Printed by Order of the Trustees
Special Collections received the Scientific Expedition Reports in about 2013. They are rich in colourful plates and photographs, scientific descriptions, anthropological and geographical observations, and general insights into expeditionary life. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Uganda to Patagonia, the earliest of the reports dates from Dumont D’Urville’s expedition in the Astrolabe 1826-29, and the latest are from the University of Canterbury Snares Islands Expeditions beginning in the 1960s. This volume contains the findings of the voyage of HMS Alert, captained by George Strong Nares (1831-1915), which was an expedition to explore the waters in and around Patagonia, Polynesia and the Mascarene Island group in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar. This plate features detailed drawings of some ‘Alcyonarians’ or corals.
British Museum, “Report on the Zoological Collections made in the Indo-Pacific Ocean during the Voyage of H.M.S. ‘Alert’ 1881-2,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 4, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11205.