Observer: Evolution of radar points to HMS Beagle's resting place
One of the world's most enduring naval mysteries - the fate of HMS Beagle, the ship that carried Charles Darwin round the world and led him to develop his theory of natural selection - may finally have been solved. Advanced ground-penetrating radar could have located the ship, which disappeared more than a century ago, near Potton Island in Essex. The discovery has been made by one of the world's leading marine archaeologists, Robert Prescott of St Andrews University. 'I am quietly confident we have found the Beagle,' he said.