Tag Archives: Sharks and Rays

Guest Blog: Courtland’s Summer Internship

My name is Courtland Lyle, and I am a rising senior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I am pursuing a double major in both geology and biology and wish to study paleontology on a graduate level … Continue reading

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From the Collections Room (Squatina)

Over the last month I’ve had to take on additional administrative and exhibit-related duties at the museum, and that has put a crimp into my ability to blog or get any work done in the lab. On the plus side, … Continue reading

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Carmel Church-Days 7 and 8

On Friday we finished removing the last jacket. Actually, the last two jackets, as we decided to divide the last jacket in two. All the jackets were safely removed, and we spent Saturday preparing to break camp.

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Shark stranding

Intern Whitney Armstrong took this picture of a stranded shark over the holidays near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and brought it in (the photo, not the shark) for identification.

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North Carolina Fossil Fair

Today we set up a VMNH table at the North Carolina Fossil Fair at the the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. About 40 other exhibitors were also present, with a wide range of fossils (dominated by specimens from the Carolinas.) … Continue reading

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Lab Update

We have several new interns from Martinsville High School working in the VP lab, and their efforts are already starting to pay off.

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