News and Highlights
August 23, 2021
The internet has been abuzz after our own Chris Mah spotted a strikingly familiar sight while reviewing footage from NOAA's Okeanos Explorer - a pink starfish sitting next to a bright yellow sea sponge!
July 2, 2021
Please join us in congratulating Chad Walter, retired Museum Specialist and volunteer, on his WoRMS Achievement Award!
June 8, 2021
We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Dr. Mary Rice, Curator Emeritus and former director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. Please join us in reflecting on her journey, accomplishments, and legacy.
April 8, 2021
In this edition of our Spotlight series, we're taking a look at Klaus Ruetzler! Klaus is Curator Emeritus of Sponges and it is a pleasure to highlight his career and many accomplishments, especially his establishment of the Marine Field Station at Carrie Bow Cay
March 11, 2021
In this Spotlight we're highlighting the life and work of Dave Pawson, emeritus Curator of Echinoderms and dear friend of the Invertebrate Zoology department!
February 2, 2021
Join us in taking a look at Yolanda Villacampa's ArcGIS StoryMap chronicling her work on William H. Dall's mollusk type specimens and some history on Dall himself!
January 4, 2021
In this spotlight, we take a moment to highlight the life and extensive career of Emeritus Curator and dear friend Dr. Stephen Cairns
September 30, 2020
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of dear friend Marilyn Schotte
August 14, 2020
Join us in taking a look back to reflect on our methods for storing collections and how they have evolved over the course of twenty years.
July 15, 2020
All eyes are on marine invertebrates for the summer update to wildly popular video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons