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crustaceans

Food chains link the creatures of coastal ecology
May 9, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Don’t stick your hand in that shell! You don’t know who might be home. It could be a carnivorous snail or a “clawsome” crab. Take a look at our Texas state shell, the lightning whelk or left-handed whelk, which feeds on bivalves like oysters and clams. Perhaps the snail that makes the shell is still […]

Beach Bugs!
October 12, 2010 · 8 Comments

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Galveston. It was so relaxing, sitting on the beach, listening to the waves and watching the birds. The beach is such a peaceful place and Galveston is very close to my heart because my husband and I got married there! Although I escaped with nothing but a few […]

The Formation and Preservation of the Solnhofen Fossils
June 3, 2010 · 3 Comments

Our new Archaeopteryx exhibition has stunning complete fossils of fish, turtles, crocodiles, shrimp, sharks and much more, all from Solnhofen, Germany. In this blog, Dr. Bakker explains why Solnhofen produced and preserved so many spectacular, intact specimens. The Mystery of Tropical Germany From the first diggings in the late 1700’s,  Solnhofen presented a profound puzzle: Why […]

Diplocaulus: The Boomerang-Head Amphibian
February 4, 2010 · 5 Comments

 Super-sized “Boomerang-head” amphibian from 290 million years ago The Houston Museum of Natural Science has just excavated the complete skull of one of the most bizarre animals that ever lived – the amphibian Diplocaulus. With a head shaped like an armor-plated banana, or an Australian boomerang, this distant kin of today’s salamander is so famous that […]



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