New Article by tintenfisch

tonmo

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Over the course of a year, TONMO.com staff member Kat Bolstad (tintenfisch) visited 10 natural history museums in 7 countries. She has been so kind as to share her experience with us in words and photos, in this newly added article titled, "I Belong in a Museum".

Thanks very much Kat for your contribution to our community! It's great when we can be eyes and ears for each other and share our experiences with our fellow ceph-heads.

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The French entrance makes me worry that they were concerned about what might walk OUT of one of those jars :tomato:

Kat, when you mention finding twice the diversity in the single species can you unscientifically elaborate a little on what kinds of differences you found?
 

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An odyssey only a few "quirky" people could truely understand Kat.

I am acutely aware of the decline of Natural History staff in museums and the effect it will have on taxonomy over the next few decades, its a big concern. Even worse specialist taxonomists are slowly being replaced by generalist parataxonomists. I wonder what will happen to the less charismatic animals, worms etc.

Thanks though K. Your trip puts things in perspective.

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