Now even Darwin's crabs are going online!

BBC: Sneak peek at Darwin's crab haul

A rarely-seen collection of crabs from Charles Darwin's voyage aboard HMS Beagle has been given a new lease of life on the web.

The University of Oxford has released images of specimens held in its museum collections that have been digitised for an online Darwin database.

The data is available on the Oxford University Museum of Natural History Zoology Darwin database. Not a particularly user-friendly search facility, I must say (hint: try entering 'crab' in the 'diary entry' field). Could definitely do with a top-down browse facility!

Another collection for those wonderful Beagle Project chaps to emulate, no doubt.

Postscript: More info here.

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