Thanks to a major donation from Ohio University, 15,000 pounds of marine fossils hundreds of millions years old recently have been added to the Museum’s paleontology collection, including fossil sharks and ammonites.
New study, led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, shows that living sharks are actually quite advanced in evolutionary terms, despite having retained their basic “sharkiness” over millions of years.
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Museum Curator John Sparks and Research Associates David Gruber (CUNY) and Vincent Pieribone (John B. Pierce Laboratory - Yale) as they discuss their research on fish biofluorescence in the deep sea.
Mary Blair, the assistant director for research and strategic planning at the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, writes from the field during her spring expedition to Vietnam.
If you want to spoil budding paleontologists, says Alexander Kellner, co-curator of the new Pterosaurs exhibition, send them on their first dig to the Romualdo Formation in the Araripe Basin, in northeastern Brazil.
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