Bathynomus giganteus

One of true rarities/oddities in natural history: the Giant Deepwater Isopod or Bathynomus giganteus. This creature was first discovered in 1878 off the coast of the Dry Tortugas when a scientific expedition detected a specimen in its nets. A year … Continued

Downe House

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Early on an autumn misty morning in October we arrived at the Port of Dover, the car ferry negotiated the narrow entrance skillfully. One often wonders how this was achieved in the days before accurate satellite positioning, engine-powered steel-hulled juggernauts … Continued