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Bugula
Date Made/Found: 1860
Donor: Mrs Horatia Katharine Frances Eden , British, 1846 - 1945
Previous owner: Previously owned by Mrs Margaret Gatty , British, 1809 - 1873
Place Object Found: Madeira
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: E1909.12
This specimen of Bryozoa was dredged in Madeira in 1860, possibly by George Busk, a famous marine biologist who was friends with Margaret Gatty of Ecclesfield. Specimens such as this with date and location information are particularly valuable, as they can tell us much about the conditions of their environment at the time they were collected. Marine material may be particularly useful, as some species can be good indicators of ocean temperatures from a time when no-one was recording them.
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