EMILY LAUREN RUDICK Sophomore Biology major at Temple University, College of Science and Technology REU Mentors: Dr. Rüdiger Bieler (Curator, Zoology, Invertebrates) and Dr. Ana Glavinic (Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoology, Invertebrates) Symposium Presentation Title: Comparative Gill and Labial Palp Morphology (Mollusca: Bivalvia) Read more about Comparative Gill and Labial Palp Morphology (Mollusca: Bivalvia)
Blogs & Videos: Fishes
There are 12 living Orders of sharks and rays swimming in our oceans today, and more than 440 known species. Here are some of the wackier ones! Read more about Sharks Sharks Sharks & More Sharks
Every year millions of sharks are slaughtered for their fins. The Field has developed new methods to identify some of these sharks to better enforce laws and help end the illegal trade. Science FTW! Read more about Shark Fin CSI
Weapons made with shark teeth from 100+ years ago are not only awesome, but they may also help us uncover clues about species distribution. Read more about Shark Weapons
Wherein we take an adventure into the deep oceans of history in pursuit of fossilized sharks. Read more about Fossil Sharks
Welcome to five consecutive calendar days dedicated to programming about everyone's favorite cartilaginous fishes: the sharks! Read more about Why Sharks?
In 2008, I had an opportunity to help Mark Westneat Ph.D with construction of a Biomechanical model of a Dunkelosteous, a prehistoric fish, to test its bite strength. The model was filmed for an episode of History Channel’s series “Evolve”. We had a three-minute segment in the “Jaws and Claws” episode. We smashed all kinds of stuff in the jaws, and had a generally good time. The model is currently on display with the Field Museum’s exhibition, Biomechanics: The Machine Inside. Read more about Dunkbot
Join us for Part II in our quest to uncover the tropical world of ancient Fossil Lake! Palm trees in Wyoming! Sex in the fossil record! Read more about Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History
Wherein we go on a fishing trip for 52-million year old fossils! The first in a series about the excavation of Fossil Lake, Wyoming. Read more about In Search of Fossil Fish
Where biology and engineering meet: let's puzzle out what the function is for some of our specimens! QUIZ SHOW! Read more about What the Function? with Smarter Every Day!