- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 16:26
The Museum of the World Ocean invites you to watch the World Ocean from the barque Sedov via its new virtual project “Sails of the World 2020”.
Twenty photographs unfold a beautiful and fascinating story about the greatest circumnavigation of tall ships in the modern history.
The tall ship has already passed Spain, Uruguay, RSA and Mauritius, so now we can see the most striking moments of its expedition.
On 16 (28) January 1820, 200 years ago, two outstanding captains of the sloops Vostok and Mirny F. Bellingshausen and M. Lazarev discovered the planet’s most mysterious continent – Antarctica. The main task of the expedition was to cross all the meridians in the south circumpolar zone at the maximum high latitudes and find out whether there are lands as well as opportunity to approach the South Pole. During the long expedition its participants collected extensive data on geography, ethnography, botany, etc. But although extensive research was made, its results were published only 10 years later after the voyage. The paper “Repeated Research in the Antarctic Ocean and the Voyage Round the World on the Sloops Vostok and Mirniy in 1819-1820” was a considerable and detailed report on preparation, course and results of the expedition. And so-called “Atlas” with its charts, drawings and short notes was published as an extra appendix. Its materials became a basis for the exhibition “The Discovery of Antarctica”. The charts and maps were made by Bellingshausen himself and sketches of aborigines, flora and fauna were created Pavel Mikhailov, artist and member of the expedition.
The exhibition is provided by the Russian Geographical Society.
Considered lost, part of J. Fritsch’s collection of amber inclusions displayed at the Museum of the World Ocean
The most part of J. Fritsch’s paleontological collection of amber inclusions is considered to be lost, however, the Museum of the World Ocean managed to purchase 823 pieces in 1993 and later – some more artifacts of this collection. The German naturalist collected stones with biological inclusions. A significant part of them is reference-class taxones, or so-called holotype (ticks) inhabited the planet in the remote past. Curious visitors can watch the ancient arthropods in detail.
Vityaz’s Autograph on the World Ocean Map
The Museum of the World Ocean invites you to follow the routes of the legendary Vityaz and travel into the world of its amazing discoveries.
Take a look at the World Ocean map and learn what seamounts and animals were named after the legendary vessel.