Video: My life as a Malacologist

A malacologist is a person who studies clams and snails. But what drives this person to become an expert in these enigmatic and fascinating organisms? Join Dr. Rüdiger Bieler in this behind the scenes of The Field Museum's invertebrate collection and enjoy his life story to become a malacologist.

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