Dan Johnson, professor of Environmental Science and Canada Research Chair (Evolution and Ecology) at the University of Lethbridge, holds the 1/64 scale model of the HMS Beagle he finished just in time to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth today.
Yes, that tiny figurehead on the bow is a beagle Dan carved with an exacto knife. Details and pictures of the two month project for shipbuilding aficionados are here at Dan's site.
A short history and a hearty hurrah for Darwin and his work written by Dan here.
Happy birthday, Chuck.