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Primary sources:

Secondary sources:


  • Archive of Challenger related material including reports and narratives
  • NOAA article comparing the Challenger expedition to modern (2003) expeditions. Also contains links to other media and education resources related to Challenger
  • Educational site about Challenger from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Contains detailed but accessible explanations about the vessel, people, equipment and expedition itself: 
  • Brief history of HMS Challenger on the ‘About Us’ page of the Challenger Society for Marine Science
  • RAMM HMS Challenger project blog
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Online entry for HMS Challenger, also links to articles about Wyville Thomson and Murray etc