Donate to the collection
New specimens are accepted into the Marine Invertebrates Collection at the discretion of the Curator of Marine Invertebrates.
Generally such specimens should have full details of when, where and how they were collected and should be in good condition.
In some circumstances specimens that do not fulfil the above requirements may be accepted if they are not well-represented in the collection; have not previously been collected from the area or have value for use in exhibitions.
Guidelines for identification
Requests for specimen identification can be made to staff in the section by e-mail, telephone or in person (the latter by prior arrangement, please).
If a specimen is brought into the Museum and left for identification, a form for Information, Identification or Conservation must be completed at the time of lodgement.
If the identification is for personal interest or scientific research, there is no charge. If the identification is for a funded project, then the identification(s) will be charged at a set hourly rate.