Museum of Zoology
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Fish Slam: The Annual Event to Collect Non-native Fish
The roster for the 14th Annual Fish Slam held in Southern Florida was packed to the gills. A grand total of 57 fish biologists from over 10 organizations participated in the event. They sampled 34 freshwater sites to detect non-native fish.
Welcome Taro Eldredge!
Lured to U-M for its vibrant research collections, Eldredge is keenly interested in rove beetles or, in his words, ‘the biggest family you’ve never heard of.’ Containing over 63,000 species, Rove beetles are more diverse than all vertebrates combined.
A University of Michigan EEB led team documented 15 rare predator-prey interactions in the Amazon rainforest including images and video of a dinner plate-size tarantula dragging a young opossum.
Warning to arachnophobes: The video below is the stuff of nightmares!
Please Note: The Museum of Zoology is a research facility. It is not usually open to the public. Please refer to the Museum of Natural History website if you wish to visit.
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