MuseumLife

eagle being prepared

#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 im...
finished killdeer specimen

#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, the...
Rob with a Pike Killifish

#MuseumLife, Holiday in the Field

We know our scientists work hard, so we make sure they have time off to relax, see family, and get out of the lab. Apparently vacation doesn’t actually mean the...
Walking catfish head

#MuseumLife, Walking Catfish Specimens

The Florida Museum added 23 adult Walking Catfish specimens to its Fish Collection on 10/23/2017. These specimens were collected between 1996-2002 at several lo...
Ceramics lab, vessel reconstruction, 12-5-16

#MuseumLife, Ceramics Lab

When you pop your head into an office or lab here at the Museum, you never know what you're going to find. Often it's someone frowning at a computer while t...
David Boyd with bass in jar 10-5-16

#MuseumLife, Museum Nerds & Ichthyology

"What is your favorite specimen in the Museum?" Curatorial Assistant David Boyd didn't think long before spinning handles on the crushers to pull out th...