In Darwin's wake

Look! Citizen science expedition follows the path of Darwin’s HMS Beagle

Opening doors for amateur explorers has many benefits, one biologist argues.

Captain Darwin citizen-led science expedition
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Charles Darwin’s five-year voyage around the world aboard the HMS Beagle is one of the most famous scientific expeditions of all time.

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The Beagle’s journey was primarily about mapping coastlines. Darwin was a passenger doing research with tools he had on hand.