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Museum of Natural History Launches New Website in Anticipation of Grand Reopening June 2 - Santa Barbara Independent


Santa Barbara Independent
The Department of Invertebrate Zoology is particularly strong in the fields of malacology and entomology, and curators have described many species previously unknown to science. The Department of Vertebrate Zoology houses vertebrate specimens from ...

Museum of Natural History Launches New Website - Noozhawk


Noozhawk
The Department of Invertebrate Zoology is particularly strong in the fields of malacology and entomology, and curators have described many species previously unknown to science. The Department of Vertebrate Zoology houses vertebrate specimens from ...

Dallas Perot Museum Talks About Evolution, and That's Unusual - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
It marks a new level of engagement for the museum with a theory that more than a third of Americans still reject: human evolution. "It's part of our human story," Perot Museum CEO Linda Silver told The Dallas Morning News. "In order to investigate what ...

Museum of Paleontology

Berkeley, CA - United States

The University of California Museum of Paleontology is to investigate and promote the understanding of the history of life and the diversity of the Earth's biota through research and education.

The largest mass extinction in history wiped out approximately 90% of all marine animal species. The causes of both these events are still not fully understood and the subject of much research and controversy. Roughly halfway in between, animals, fungi, and plants colonized the land, the insects took to the air, and the limestone shown in the photo at right was deposited near Burlington, Missouri.

The Permian extinction, 251.4 million years ago, devastated the marine biota: tabulate and rugose corals, blastoid echinoderms, graptolites, the trilobites, and most crinoids died out. One lineage of crinoids survived, but never again would they dominate the marine environment.

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What radiolarians are and why they are significant to the geological study of orogenic belts in general, and the Canadian Cordillera in particular.

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Looks at misguided attempts to explain natural history, including honest and not-so-honest mistakes about dinosaurs, mammals, sea monsters, and prehistoric beasts.

The Thylacine Museum
United States

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The Neanderthal Museum
Germany

German museum dedicated to Neanderthal humans. Includes online exhibits, research information, and links to other hominid resources. Site is in both English and German.

Cactus Museum
United States

Photos and notes for many species from a cactus grower in Tucson, Arizona.

Arthropod Museum
United States

Maintained by the Department of Entomology, University of Kansas. The museum houses a collection of insects and arthropods from the faunas of the Ouachita Highlands and Appalachian Mountains regions.

The Whale Museum
United States

In Friday Harbor, Washington. Increases the public's understanding and appreciation of the marine environment with special emphasis on whales.

Whale Museum, The
United States

Promotes the stewardship of killer whales, other marine mammals, and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. The museum offers an Orca adoption program, as well as information on whale-watching and local conservation efforts.

Whale Museum
United States

Located in Friday Harbor, Washington. Mission is to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the marine environment with special emphasis on whales.

Thylacine Museum, The
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Online museum devoted to furthering public knowledge and interest in this carnivorous marsupial of Australia.