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Researchers, from the University of Southern Mississippi and Louisiana State University, took tissue samples from the rostrum ('saw') of five...
Giant Moa Bone
This one metre-long bone is a shin bone (tibiotarsus) from a Giant Moa. Moas were flightless birds native to New...
Penguin Eggs from the RRS Discovery II Expeditions
Royal Research Ship Discovery II carried out scientific survey work into the biology of whales in the Southern Ocean and...
This is a large tooth from a Mastodon, a relative of the mammoth. Mastodons were slightly shorter than mammoths and...
Fossil Sea Urchins
These egg-like fossils are sea urchins called Echinocorys scutata and belong to the same family as starfish. They were found...
Hooded Crow from Hayling Island
This Hooded Crow, a male, was shot by Mr Kennett on Hayling Island, and is part of the Knight...
A ‘Christmas Card’ from 1957
Three members of the grass family found growing together at Farlington Marshes, near Portsmouth, Hampshire, 4.6.1957 by A W Westrup. Alick...
The Art of Butterfly Collecting
Butterfly collecting used to be a popular hobby until the mid / late 20th century. Fortunately, the use of modern cameras...
A core sample from the geology collections
An intriguing find from the geology collections held at Cumberland House. This section of a core sample from the Oil...