Our Research

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Evolution

DNA duplication linked to the origin and evolution of pine trees and their relatives

Evolution

Fossil rodent teeth add North American twist to Caribbean mammals’ origin story

Cultural Heritage

After routing de Soto, Chickasaws repurposed Spanish objects for everyday use

Life on Earth

Giant sea anemone eats ants

Collections

iDigBio receives $20 million from NSF to sustain U.S. museum digitization efforts

Our People

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Hires & Promotions

Annisa Karim joins Randell Research Center as new operations manager

Awards & Honors

Lucas Majure earns UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

Awards & Honors

Florida Museum honors 2021 Austin, Bullen student research award winners

Museum Life

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Education & Outreach

School lesson gone wrong leads to new, bigger megalodon size estimate

Fieldwork

Scientists discover nest, new northern range of Florida’s rare blue calamintha bee

Education & Outreach

Poisonous plants in your Florida garden: Six deadly species to know

Education & Outreach

Butterfly garden initiative expands to community centers, after-school programs

Community Science

Help advance museum science in minutes with Notes from Nature

Community Science

Community science callout: Help locate rare butterfly’s host plants in Florida, Georgia

Featured Focus

Florida Program for Shark Research

Life on Earth

Shark attack numbers remained ‘extremely low’ in 2020, but fatalities spiked

Life on Earth

Shark attacks drop during coronavirus lockdown

Education & Outreach

Welcome to shark class

Life on Earth

Shark attacks remained low in 2019 – but bites from the elusive cookiecutter were up

Evolution

Florida Museum scientists zoom in on DNA to save thorny skates

Life on Earth

Florida scientists tag deep-sea shark from submersible