Amazing Anemones

January 6, 2016


Join Estefanía Rodríguez, associate curator in the Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology, for an exciting underwater journey to meet sea anemones. Learn how much there is still to be discovered about these plant-like animals that live in every known marine environment. Using anatomical and molecular techniques, Rodríguez and her collaborators provide new insights and surprising discoveries about these marine marvels.

This SciCafe event occurred on January 6, 2016. Hear the full program in this podcast, or watch a version here:


Read More

  • Learn more about Dr. Estefania Rodriguez, associate curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. 
  • This podcast offers an insider’s look at what it’s like to live and work in the field.
  • To learn more about Dr. Rodríguez's research, read this blog post about the discovery of a deep-water anemone impostor.
  • Read more about a new order of marine creatures discovered among sea anemones.

About the Speaker


Dr. Estefanía Rodríguez is an associate curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Rodríguez studies sea anemones, including species from Antarctica and polar regions. Her research recently led to the discovery that an animal previously thought to be an anemone represents a new order of invertebrates, a powerful reminder of how much there remains to be learned about Earth’s oceans.

Frequent Geek Cards

Get your card stamped at the information table when you attend SciCafe.

  • Get three stamps, receive a free drink.
  • Get five stamps, receive a free Frequent Geek T-shirt.
  • Get all nine stamps, and receive two tickets to a special exhibition of your choice.