Monthly Archives: August 2008

From the collections room

Since our cases were finally installed, the VMNH Collections Department has been busily moving specimens from our old building to the new one. As with most natural history museums, VMNH holds many more specimens than we exhibit; across all departments, our holdings … Continue reading

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Whale X-rays

At the SAVP meeting last June Brian Beatty and I presented a paper on the Carmel Church whale’s broken left jaw, in which we suggested that the injury was caused by a head-on collision rather than a bite or a blow from … Continue reading

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More Diplodocus pelvic bones

This photo of Amy with our Diplodocus pelvis was taken today in the lab, but explaining the significance of the photo requires some background information.

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