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English ecologist receives DMNH research grant

Ecologist Chris Hobbs was the recipient of a 2017 Collections & Research grant for graduate students in support of research in the Museum’s collections. The award is used toward travel and lodging expenses for a student to visit DMNH to study our world-class collections and library. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate [...]

2017-09-06T15:12:08+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here Be Dragons opens Saturday, September 30

Here Be Dragons Opens Saturday, September 30 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History DMNH's fall exhibit features fifteen fascinating lizards and the mythology of dragons; special events include a Harry Potter evening and an over-21 movie monster party WILMINGTON, DE - Live lizards will be featured this fall in Delaware Museum of Natural [...]

2017-09-06T13:34:28+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases|0 Comments

Delaware National Guard visits Tough Museum Camp

Our Tough Museum camp got a visit from the Delaware National Guard. They learned about healthy habits, including nutrition and staying active. Outside, they learned stretches and got some physical activity, including learning how to play Ultimate Frisbee.

2017-07-27T20:34:00+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Blog, Videos|0 Comments

Nikon’s Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition Winners at DMNH

Take an extraordinarily close-up look at nature through the Nikon's Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition's 20 winning photographs, currently on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History as part of a national tour. The photographs' microscopic perspective displays scientific images—including a butterfly's proboscis and actual human brain cells—in an artistic way. The winning [...]

2017-07-25T13:44:55+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belemnites: Delaware’s State Fossil

Belemnites are fossil cephalopods related to the squids, octopods and cuttlefish that live in the ocean today. Belemnites went extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs, about 65 million years ago, but their fossil remains are easy to find at the C&D Canal. Belemnitella americana was named the State [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:42+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Science Friday’s #CephalopodWeek film features DMNH scientist

DMNH Curator of Mollusks Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D., is featured in a short film for this year's #cephalopodweek from Science Friday. From the film's introduction: "Deep below the sea surface, giant squid fight off predatory sperm whales–stirring legendary tales of epic battles. Yet for all it’s infamy, discovering how many of these enormous cephalopods are lurking [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:42+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Press Releases|0 Comments

DMNH marine scientist joins international research expedition

Northern Neighbors expedition focuses on deepwater communities in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada through June 22 Elizabeth Shea, Ph.D., curator of mollusks at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, joined an international team of scientists spending 15 days at sea aboard NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Ship Henry Bigelow exploring canyon and slope habitats [...]

2017-07-12T23:55:42+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Blog, DMNH Spotlight, Mollusks, Press Releases|0 Comments