Mar 27, 2018

#MuseumLife, Bald Eagle Specimen

Bald eagle Scientific name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus Specimen: UF-O-52443 Although bald eagles were on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss and...

Feb 21, 2018

#MuseumLife, The Killdeer Specimen

Specimens are often donated to the Florida Museum by local residents and citizen scientists. If they hold scientific value or are important to a collection,...

Feb 8, 2017

Extinct tortoise yields oldest tropical DNA

An extinct tortoise species that accidentally tumbled into a water-filled limestone sinkhole in the Bahamas about 1,000 years ago has finally made its way out,...

Sep 19, 2016

A reptilian anachronism

American alligator older than we thought New study also shows it shared ancient Florida with giant crocodiles From climate to the peninsula’s very shape,...

Jul 14, 2015

Thomas Farm: a prehistoric treasure

Places like the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles echo famous prehistoric discoveries. But at the bottom of a sinkhole...

Jun 13, 2014

Bird calls on demand

Digitized collection now available online While standing next to a shelf filled with thousands of aging reel-to-reel and other tape recordings of bird sounds...

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