Zoological Laboratory on H.M.S. challenger-The Royal Society outfitted this laboratory with a small library, hundreds of miscellaneous scientific instrument and "spirits" of wine for preserving specimens. Also aboard was a well-equipped chemical laboratory where sea water was analyzed for its many properties and constituents. The sampling instrumentation for the voyage, which was the best available at the time and in many ways about the same as present day instruments, included adequate navigational equipment, hydrographic, magnetic and meteorological instruments.
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