Image: Feathers of the Gods and Other Stories from the Australian Museum
Among the samples obtained by the Thetis Expedition are, clockwise from top, the octocoral Pseudoplumarella corruscans, the sponge Isodictya porifera and the starfish Sclerasterias dubia. Each of these specimens was used in the original description of its species.
Read the full story in Feathers of the Gods and Other Stories from the Australian Museum.
- Stuart Humphreys
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