A new study compares the physical characteristics of two similar octopus species that live on the ocean floor, as deep as 9,500 feet (almost 2,900 m) below the water’s surface. Read more about How Can You Tell Deep-Sea Octopuses Apart? Check Their Warts.
Blogs & Videos: Field Work
The Field Museum will continue in its mission of documenting and preserving nature’s wonders and sharing those wonders with the rest of the world. Read more about Protecting Our Planet: A Letter to The Field Museum Community
Once a new species is determined, the fun of coming up with the perfect name begins. These dinosaurs are named for a variety of people who have contributed to paleontological research. Read more about What's in a Name? That Which We Call a Dinosaur
What’s brightly colored, lives on shipwrecks, filter-feeds like a whale, and shoots webs like Spiderman? Read more about “Spiderman” Worm-Snails Discovered on Florida Shipwreck
Akiko Shinya prepares vertebrate fossils for research, prospects and excavates fossils, conserves specimens, and works with volunteers and students in the lab. Read more about Women in Science: Akiko Shinya, Fossil Preparator
Evolutionary biologist and entomologist Corrie Moreau has traveled to remote tropical locations to collect ant specimens, made new scientific discoveries, and continues to support and mentor students and young scientists through her work with the Field Museum Women In Science program. Read more about Women in Science: Corrie Moreau, Evolutionary Biologist and Entomologist
A theory is a carefully thought-out explanation for observations of the natural world that has been constructed using the scientific method, and which brings together many facts and hypotheses. Read more about What Do We Mean by “Theory” in Science? (And How Turtle Shells Can Help Explain)
Lesley de Souza does field work in the Amazon basin of South America, exploring waterways for fish species and working alongside indigenous communities. Read more about Women in Science: Lesley de Souza, Conservation Biologist
Eric Gorscak is a postdoctoral researcher at The Field Museum focusing on African dinosaurs and paleobiogeography of the southern continents. Read more about Tyrannosaur Relatives of SUE
We're highlighting women in science at The Field Museum and their diverse areas of research, paths to working in science, and their advice for future scientists. Hear from Corine Vriesendorp, MacArthur Sr. Conservation Ecologist, Director, Andes-Amazon program:
How did you get where you are today?
Read more about Women in Science: Corine Vriesendorp, Conservation Ecologist