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Tue, 03/02/2021 - 2:00pm
  Dr. Doug Booher, a collection associate with the Museum's Arthropod Collection is the lead author on the paper "Functional innovation promotes diversification of form in the evolution of an ultrafast trap-jaw mechanism in ants" just published in PLOS Biology. The article is available freely from this weblink Dr. Booher spent many an hour working on this project in…
Wed, 09/14/2022 - 10:54am
The Museum solicits information and photographs on the Joro Spider (Trichonephila clavata). Please send emails with photographs and locality information to this address--  The museum is curating the hundreds of records sent to us since we published the initial discovery article in 2015.   The Joro Spider is now a commonly seen large spider across northeast Georgia. We suggest that the Joro has been present in the Braselton,…
Tue, 05/18/2021 - 1:48pm
During the 2020/2021 gallery closure (due to COVID and nearby construction), Museum staff created a slide show of the Carnivore exhibit. Though a new exhibit is now on display in our gallery, you can still view a digital version of this popular exhibit.
Mon, 04/19/2021 - 7:22pm
    The COVID pandemic has caused many problems for the GMNH internship program especially due to the Museum Building being closed to non-staff.  The UGA Collection of Arthropods (UGCA) accepted only one undergraduate intern this spring, Kerstin Thulé, who we expected to work at the Biological Sciences Building preparing off-site specimens.  As the spring term progressed, however, we realized that another option was possible. Since the classroom…
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:02am
When Wesley Huffmaster spotted a big, brightly colored and boldly patterned spider near his home in Colbert last fall, he knew it was unusual. Analysis of its physical characteristics and DNA by scientists at the Georgia Museum of Natural History at the University of Georgia have proven him right, confirming the first known occurrence in North America of Nephila clavata, the East Asian Joro spider. Their findings appear in the online open access…
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:21am
The Georgia Museum of Natural History is excited about the addition of hundreds of specimens of marine mammals and other animals to our research collection. These specimens include skins, skulls, postcranial skeletons, and fluid-preserved materials. We look forward to sharing this impressive collection with the public in the near future. The museum acquired these specimens recently from the Northeastern University Vertebrate Collection in Nahant…

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