Our Research

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Life on Earth

How bird flocks with multiple species behave like K-pop groups

Cultural Heritage

Hungry for hutia? Our taste for Bahamas’ ‘most peaceable rodent’ shaped its diversity

Life on Earth

Butterflies’ ‘secret’ to keeping cool hidden in wings

Life on Earth

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

Cultural Heritage

Study puts the ‘Carib’ in ‘Caribbean,’ boosting credibility of Columbus’ cannibal claims

Our People

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Awards & Honors

Two Florida Museum scientists elected 2019 AAAS fellows

Awards & Honors

Museum team’s data tool wins second place in Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

Hires & Promotions

Michelle LeFebvre appointed South Florida Archaeology and Ethnography’s assistant curator

Museum Life

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Collections

Mission accessible: Florida’s historic Spanish missions go digital

Education & Outreach

Wrens aplenty and gulls galore: Highlights from the 2019 Gainesville Christmas Bird Count

Collections

How we stuff a turkey at the Florida Museum

Education & Outreach

How can scientists engage the public? New book offers best practices

Collections

Environmental archaeology receives NSF grant to curate specimens before data go ‘dark’

Education & Outreach

Taíno origin story comes to life in animated video by TED-Ed, Museum archaeologist

Featured Focus

Florida Program for Shark Research

Evolution

Florida Museum scientists zoom in on DNA to save thorny skates

Life on Earth

Florida scientists tag deep-sea shark from submersible

Life on Earth

DNA from tooth in Florida man’s foot solves 25-year-old shark bite mystery

Life on Earth

Shark bites plummet, fatalities remain average in 2018

Life on Earth

DNA from shark tooth in boy’s leg used to ID species in bite incident

Profiles

Former shark program director Burgess retires, will focus on research