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Full professorship for prof. dr. van Welzen

  1th of May 2018 -The extraordinary professorship of Peter van Welzen at Leiden University has been converted after 10 years into a ...

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A whale of a job part 8: Why do we need 300 whales, anyway?

When you come to visit a museum, whether a science museum, or an art museum, or a history center, what you see ...

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A whale of a job part 7: Time to hit the panic button

As they say in the movies “Houston, we have a problem”.

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A whale of a job part 6: Grandpa

Recently we discovered a very interesting specimen, a really really old Bottlenose dolphin that we nicknamed “Grandpa”.

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A whale of a job part 4: Burning Questions

So far we have found so many interesting things in this project.

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A whale of a job part 3: first impressions

It has now been a few weeks since we began working on cleaning all the cetacean bones.  We began by doing all ...

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A whale of a job; Part 2

Lucky for Naturalis staff, two other museums, The Oxford Natural History Museum and the University Museum of Bergen, Norway have recently completed ...

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Let’s Cactify!

Most people know me as a museum preparator, creating study skins of birds and mammals, plus the occasional shark or reptile.  However ...

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A whale of a job; Part 1

The vertebrate department has undertaken the task of cleaning our dirty cetacean skeletons over the next few years before they are moved ...

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Trading species

Coverphoto:common scoter

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