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UMMP Blog Post - I study living fishes. So what am I doing at UMMP?

I’m a research fellow in UMMP, even though my career as a biologist thus far has focused exclusively on living animals—specifically fishes. - Kara Feilich

First UMMP Blog post - Understanding respiration in fossil and living crinoids.

First UMMP Blog Post - Understanding respiration in fossil and living crinoids

Ancient Mammoth Bones Marked by Human Butchering Found in Michigan

Daniel Fisher, professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and director of the Paleontology Museum, explains the importance of a second dig for mammoth bones on a farm near Chelsea.

A U-M news video of the skull and two attached tusks being hoisted from the muddy excavation pit with a backhoe on October 1, 2015, has been viewed more than 875,000 times on YouTube.
The Original Excavation, Oct. 2015:
The Bristle Mammoth Exhibit:

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