flickr-free-ic3d pan white

Sea snakes of the Southern Ocean

Description: Page from the journal of Henry Walsh Mahon, surgeon aboard HMS Samarang. "Although not equipped with poisonous fangs, one of these snakes bit an officer of the HMS Woolf who died within a few hours."


Date: 1846


Our Catalogue Reference: ADM 101/119/3/10


This image is from the collections of The National Archives. Feel free to share it within the spirit of the Commons.


For high quality reproductions of any item from our collection please contact our image library.

25 faves
Taken on November 7, 2008