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Polar collections

British Antarctic Survey maintains collections of biological, geological and other specimens that have been sampled during field research campaigns over decades.  These resources are available to research collaborators from the UK and international scientific community.

fruiting moss (Bartramia patens)  growing on Rothera Point, Adelaide Island


Explore the plant specimens held in the herbarium.

Close up of international tractor 'Paul', 1971. (Photographer: Allan Woods; Archives ref: AD6/19/3/Tv63)

Archive collections

The Archives Service holds a wide variety of historical and administrative material



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