Orbitolites foraminifera, HMS Challenger

Orbitolites foraminifera, HMS Challenger

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Orbitolites foraminifera. 19th-century artwork of specimens of Orbitolites foraminifera obtained on the voyage of HMS Challenger (1872-1876). This scientific expedition, organised by the Royal Society, spent four years surveying the world's oceans. This is Plate 17 from Volume 9 (Zoology, 1884) by Scottish marine biologist and oceanographer Sir Charles Wyville Thomson (1830-1882).

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