Preserving the Dry Coral Collection

More than 4,000 dry coral specimens are housed in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History! This collection is not only beautiful but essential for scientists studying our oceans because it lets them peer back in time. Dive in with the dry coral collections team to learn how corals grow, how the Museum takes care of these storied specimens, and how museum collections like this help protect living corals in the wild.

Read more about the coral rehousing project here.