History

Mary Anning (1799-1847) was one of the earliest female marine biologists, fossil collector and Palaeontologists. She helped discover the Jurassic era of marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis by making some important discoveries. Which includes the skeleton of the first ichthysoaur to be recognised and the first two plesiosaur skeletons ever found, as well as many more. 

Despite this, her gender and her social class prevented her from fully participating in the scientific community in early 19th century Britain. After she died, her groundbreaking contributions to Palaeontology were largely forgotten.

In 2010, the Royal Society named her as one of the top 10 British Women to influence the history of science.

And now, thanks to 3rd year student Alicia Laing who named our new vessel, we celebrate her history!

 

Mary Anning Boat

Fun fact! The popular tongue twister 'she sells seashells' was based on Anning

The Mary Anning in the sea
The Mary Anning

The IT Lab

The IT lab inside the Anning

Aboard the Mary Anning

Inside the mary anning control room

The bridge of the Mary Anning

Mary Anning Bridge

‘Frame craned onto the deck’ 10th January 19

Follow the Mary Anning!

Keith on board Mary Anning