Field notes: Namibia 2007


Learn more about our 2007 trip to Namibia to collect sengis.

Expedition to Papua New Guinea

Beautiful Fruit Dove

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Academy South Seas Expeditions


Expedition to Namibia to obtain type series and basic life history data on a new species of round-eared sengi.


Expedition to Papua New Guinea

Take an inside look at the work of Research Division’s Ornithology and Mammalogy department. Learn about what our staff does every day, view amazing expedition pictures, and get information on ongoing research projects as well as current topics in the Ornithology and Mammalogy community.

Scientific museum specimens were often collected for one reason, and then used in studies that were not even imagined by the original field collector.  This is easy to understand for collections made 100 years ago for taxonomic purposes and that are now used for studies of stable isotopes, ancient DNA, environmental toxicology, and evidence of […]
After we articulated the second flipper and the Built for Speed exhibit closed on September 29th, it was time to put Orca O319 on permanent display. He couldn’t stay hanging on that frame in the piazza forever! It was decided that he should be someplace where people could see him up close like they had […]
It’s been almost two months since we completed O319, but there is still one piece missing: the right flipper. I mentioned previously that O319 only has its left flipper completed while the bones from the right flipper continue to be cleaned. As I explained before, the humerus, radius, and ulna of the right flipper were originally […]