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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 […]

Fear the Snail: Inside the vicious world of the predatory gastropod
April 30, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

So snails suck, right? They’re boring and slow and they don’t do anything cool. Some of them make pretty shells that you find on the beach, but they’re pretty much slimy and gross and basically not interesting at all. Said no one ever. At least not those who understand the world and daily life of […]

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 […]


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