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The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.

Parasite Biodiversity

It may sound surprising, but parasitism is the most common lifestyle on the planet. Indeed, recent estimates suggest that parasites dramatically outnumber free-living biodiversity- by as much as 50 percent. Further, they are not only numerically important components of biodiversity, but have critical roles in maintaining functioning ecosystems. To celebrate parasite biodiversity around the world,  Dr. Susan Perkins  of the American Museum of Natural History hosts a  blog  featuring a parasite species every day of the year during 2010.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

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except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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