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Cephalopod Awareness Days: Wandering the Wet Collection

October 10, 2013

Originally posted on Research & Collections:

Photo of jars of alien- like cephalopods in the Aquatic Invertebrate Collections. Glass jars or sitting in brown boxes on metal shelves. Photo by Trish Weaver

Jars of alien-like cephalopods in the Aquatic Invertebrate Collections. Photo by Trish Weaver

Greetings Blogophiles! I hope your search for cephalopods is going well. Today for a change of scenery I wandered over to the Museum’s Research Lab to see if I could find any cephalopods there to be aware of.  Because one can’t just roam freely around the Museum collections, I called on Jamie Smith, Collections Manager of Invertebrates to be my guide. Though they do not have an extensive collection of cephalopods, they do have some very interesting ones.

Photo of a preserved squid in a jar. The jar has a white label with writing on it, the squid is cream colored and sort of looks like it is waving its arms in celebration of Cephalopod Awareness Days. Photo by Trish Weaver

A preserved squid in a jar. Looks like it is waving its arms in celebration of Cephalopod Awareness Days. Photo by Trish Weaver

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