DeLene Beeland

Maya ritual

Bone collectors and sacred trash

To the Maya, throwing away the bones of hunted animals is as wasteful as throwing away the entire animal itself. In fact, it's pretty much one and the same. ...
sawfish in ocean

Conserving Florida’s smalltooth sawfish

Globally, nearly all sawfish species are declining largely due to coastal habitat threats and over-fishing, but dwindling northern populations of smalltooth saw...
David Steadman collected these unidentified 4,000-year-old hummingbird fossils

Hunting fossil hummingbirds in Florida

Birders in Florida may get a thrill when they spy a ruby-throated hummingbird flitting through their backyard -- after all, it is the only species of hummer fou...