Monday, May 27, 2013

Swallowed by a blue whale?!

 We had a nice visit to the SB Museum of Natural History, didn't we?!  Here's our group photo inside the rib cage of the blue whale skeleton out front.

Some more information about the Museum, from a previous post....

Paul Collins, Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, had a paper in PNAS in 2010. This is a great example of how museums can be used for research and how the original collectors could have had no idea about the uses their collections would be put to.

The paper concerns a story relevant to our ecology section - the changes in the food web on the California Channel Islands: Pleistocene to historic shifts in bald eagle diets on the Channel Islands, California

There have also been a couple of articles in the local Independent newspaper about the museum:

1 comment:

Tim Aikin said...

What is Chris looking at?