Biodiversity

CT scanned frog image

oVert

What is oVert? oVert, short for openVertebrate, is a new initiative to provide free, digital 3-D vertebrate anatomy models and data to researchers, educators, ...
collection of mollusk shells

Mollusk graveyards are time machines to oceans’ pristine past

A Florida Museum of Natural History study shows that mollusk fossils provide a reliable measure of human-driven changes in marine ecosystems and shifts in ocean biodiversity. Collecting data from the shells of dead mollusks is a low-impact way of ...
A male (top) and female coastal darter (Etheostoma colorosum).

Florida fishes book features live photos

Freshwater fishes in Florida are getting a close-up 60 years in the making. Florida Museum of Natural History ichthyologists have written a new book, “Fishes...
In “Wicked Plants: The Exhibit,” Doug Soltis reviews the interactive that highlights the danger of mistaking poison hemlock for carrots. Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Kristen Grace

On the defense

Harmful plants have evolved to protect themselves from predators It’s one of society’s hotly debated questions: ketchup or mustard? For some, the harsh, acidic flavor of mustard is too much to handle on a hot dog or burger, but Florida Museum of ...

George Washington’s little buttercup

How an extinct ancestor of buttercups and poppies is helping solve Darwin’s 'abominable mystery' An ancient relative of buttercups, the new genus and species ...