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Cephalopod Awareness Days: Back to the Basement

October 11, 2013

Originally posted on Research & Collections:

Photo of some of the many fossil cephalopods in the Museum's Paleontology Collection. All of the specimens are in boxes.  Photo by Trish Weaver

Some of the many fossil cephalopods in the Museum’s Paleontology Collection. Photo by Trish Weaver

Greetings Blogophiles! How is your search for cephalopods going? Today in my quest to become aware of all the cephalopods we have at the Museum, my meanderings have led me back to the basement and into the Paleontology Collections. Admittedly I am cheating by searching for cephalopods here. Technically I am the Collections Manager for Geology/ Paleontology at the Museum so, if I can’t find cephalopods in this collection there’s a good chance no one can. Welcome to my job! But before we get to what’s actually in the Paleontology Collection, I thought I’d stop by the Paleontology Lab on A-level to visit one of our volunteers who has been meticulously preparing a fossil squid.

Photo of John preparing a fossil squid pen in a squid hat. The Squid hat is blue, John is wearing a red shirt, the specimen is tan.Photo by Trish Weaver

John preparing a fossil squid pen in a squid hat. Photo by Trish Weaver

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