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Being Natural: Tina Petway
November 22, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

When Tina Petway, Associate Curator of Malacology, retired as a schoolteacher in 1999, she finally embarked on fulfilling her dream since she was 12 years old. Growing up, Petway was frustrated by the lack of resources for young women interested in scientific careers. “I was walking on the beach, and I ran into this lady […]

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 […]

Mala-whaaa? Discover the incredible world of mollusks in the Strake Hall of Malacology
February 12, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

One of the most awesome parts of working for a Museum (especially one as large as ours) is how many people you get to meet and work with – all with something different that gets them excited about science! It’s easy to celebrate your inner geek when you can find fellow geeks who you can […]

The Formation and Preservation of the Solnhofen Fossils
June 3, 2010 · 2 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 […]


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