Another Darwin voyage

Lynne Kiesling

Charles Darwin’s great-great-granddaughter, Sarah Darwin, is a biologist, and she’s just embarked on a recreation of her great-great-grandfather’s seminal voyage on the Beagle that induced him to develop his theory of evolution. In addition to that being just downright cool, she’s doing it on a really neat ship:

The voyage will be made aboard the Dutch Clipper Staad Amsterdam. The sailing ship was built in 2000 to recreate a mid-19th century clipper, but at 250ft (76m) it is about double the length of Darwin’s Beagle.

There is a laboratory on board where visiting scientists will undertake a number of experiments.

The BBC link has two videos about Darwin and the ship she’ll be traveling on, very neat!


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