Expeditions

The Okeanos Explorer

A new age for exploring the uncharted deep sea

The Okeanos Explorer streams live footage while exploring ocean biodiversity and geography, allowing scientists and citizens to follow its expeditions online. ...
These dredge contents collected near Seahorse Key

First BioBlitz at Seahorse Key

During the winter holidays every year, hundreds of “snowbirds” travel from the northern U.S. and Canada for the warmth of the South Florida sun. But there’s ...
Flat-stemmed cactus, Nopalxochia phyllanthoides

DNA helps understand diversity in endangered cloud forests

This flat-stemmed cactus, Nopalxochia phyllanthoides, is an endangered species native to a cloud forest in Veracruz, Mexico. Photo courtesy of Juan Francisco Ornelas In stark contrast to southern Mexico’s surrounding dry plains, the mountains in ...
Sawfish fin tagging

Record number of endangered sawfish tagged

Scientists studying marine animals at the Florida Museum of Natural History seem to be living the high life, heading to the coast for fishing trips in the name ...
Fabiany Herrera

Scientists search for grape fossils at long-forgotten site in Peru

Steve Manchester, right, and field assistant Francisco Navarro dig for fossils at a site about six miles south of Talara, Peru. © Photo by Fabiany Herrera In the spring of 2010, Steve Manchester, Florida Museum of Natural History curator of paleo...