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Volume 34, 2017:
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By W. Clemens,
(published 04/11/17);
By J. Bevers et al,
(published 02/27/2017)

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The author measuring lizard specimens at the AMNH in New York City.Surprising new finds in museum specimens
May 23, 2017

I am very grateful to have received a UCMP Graduate Student Research Award via the Barnosky Fund in April 2016. I used these funds to collect pilot data from major natural history museum collections around the country for my dissertation research. My research investigates responses in fossil animal communities to climate change over long time […]

A fossil humpback whale barnacle, Coronula diadema, that we recently found in Plio-Pleistocene deposits of Panama.A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Pleistocene Sea
May 16, 2017

Using Fossil Whale Barnacles to Reconstruct Prehistoric Whale Migrations Baleen whales, as we know them today, lead lives that are largely defined by their annual migrations. Every year, whales spend their winters breeding and reproducing in tropical waters, then travel to poleward feeding areas each summer. For North Pacific humpback whales, winter breeding areas cluster […]

EPICC_MossBeach_454Bringing the field to our users through EPICC’s Virtual Field Experiences
April 26, 2017

Ever wonder where fossils from the UCMP were collected or want to know more about the geological setting of UCMP field areas? Curious about why an area looks the way it does? These questions and others are driving the development of Virtual Field Experiences (VFEs) associated with the EPICC project (Eastern Pacific Invertebrate Communities of […]

Photo of speakers David Evans, Nathan Smith, Holly Woodward, Lisa White, Dana Rashid and Mark Goodwin.A Successful Short Course
March 17, 2017

On March 4th the popular UCMP annual short course featured dinosaurs this year: “A new look at old bones: Insights into dinosaur growth, development and diversity.” The short course is an ideal way to connect public audiences, particularly teachers and science educators, with current research in paleontology and Earth history. Past short courses have had regional […]

Crowdfunding for See-Through Dinosaur SkullSupport UCMP's See-Through Dinosaur Skull Project
January 27, 2017

Through a crowdfunding initiative with UC Berkeley, the UCMP would like your support in creating the first ever “see-through” dinosaur skull! UCMP is a leader in paleontological research and with your support of this project, museum paleontologists will further explore how dinosaur skulls grow and develop as they change size and shape. With this crowdfunding project, […]

2017 Fossil Treasures Calendar2017 Fossil Treasures Calendar Available Now!
December 13, 2016

Revealing the collections at Regatta The 2017 Fossil Treasures Calendar is a bit of a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the work done at UCMP and celebrates some impressive fossil specimens we hold at the Regatta Facility in Richmond, CA. We have both fossils large in size and large in number and featured in this calendar are […]

Figure 1 white v2 smallCryptic caves and paleoecology of crustaceans in Cenozoic coral reefs
September 9, 2016

Just some months ago on a Saturday in July, I had the pleasure of snorkeling above the only coral reefs in the continental Unites States. These reefs in southern Florida still harbor many species of corals, fish, and other animals including crustaceans such as crabs, shrimps, and lobsters. These decapods are difficult to spot while […]

Fishbowl activity at UCMPCal Day 2016
August 12, 2016

  The 2016 Cal Day, held on April 16, 2016, was my first time experiencing Cal Day and I was also the one planning it. Cue scary music! Thanks to the UCMP community for pitching in their time and efforts, it went off without a hitch and was fun experience all around. As a newer […]

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