NCB Naturalis

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Follow our blogs to be informed about the daily work and discoveries of our researchers.

A whale of a job part V: 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 IV: Burning Questions

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

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A whale of a job part III: 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 II

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 I

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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15 things you didn't know about the Naturalis collection

Coverphoto: Curator Eulàlia Gassó Miracle in the Naturalis collection You certainly already knew that Naturalis houses one of the worlds biggest ...

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New pieces of the bee puzzle

Coverphoto: hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumipes)

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1001 Arabian Newts

Coverphoto: Ommatotriton ophryticus - banded newt

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