Blogs & Videos: Sciences

The Rare Book Room!

The Field Museum isn't just home to specimens and artifacts: it's also home to the books and manuscripts that have shaped our understanding of the world's natural history. Today, we look at some of the 7,500 books in the Mary W. Runnells Rare Book Room!

White buildings on a wooden dock overlooking the water

Chisels, Hammers, and Science: Woodworking for Clams

This is the ninth in a series of posts by Associate Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Janet R. Voight as she heads out on an expedition to Norway. There, she and colleagues will look for a wood-boring clam, Xylophaga dorsalis, to study its, well, poo. Read the first post and stay tuned for upcoming posts to find out what they discover.

A woman wearing a yellow jacket and red life vest looking forward off the bow of a boat toward rocky shoreline.

Tracking the Impact of Climate Change on Marine Animals

This is the eighth in a series of posts by Associate Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Janet R. Voight as she heads out on an expedition to Norway. There, she and colleagues will look for a wood-boring clam, Xylophaga dorsalis, to study its, well, poo. Read the first post and stay tuned for upcoming posts to find out what they discover.

A man looking for something on a rocky coast next to bright blue water

Planning and Prospects: Will We Find the Mysterious Clams?

This is the seventh in a series of posts by Associate Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Janet R. Voight as she heads out on an expedition to Norway. There, she and colleagues will look for a wood-boring clam, Xylophaga dorsalis, to study its, well, poo.

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