Mammal Monday, Manatee. Manatees spend approximately 50% of the day sleeping submerged, surfacing for air regularly at intervals of less than 20 minutes.
"Now that is how I’d like to spend my Mondays."
© The Field Museum, CSZ77768.
Florida Manatee or Sea Cows (Trichechus) diorama, Celluloid Reproductions Hall N Marine Mammals. Zoology specimen 36020.
Specimens from Shedd Aquarium. Leon L. Walters and Edgar G. Layborne, taxidermy. Background Painting by Leon L. Pray. Installed 1933.
International Dinosaur Month.
Fossil Friday Triceratops.
© The Field Museum, CSGEO17032, Photographer Charles Carpenter.
Triceratops skull. Late Cretaceous, on exhibit. Geology specimen P12003. Field Columbian Museum.
8x10 glass negative
Blue passion flower, there is a lot going on in there.
© The Field Museum, CSB43417, Photographer Bror E. Dahlgren.
Detail of flowers. blue passion flower. Passiflora caerulea.
Print from album.
Happy National Fossil Day!!!
Illinois state fossil is the Tullimonstrum gregarium, or more famously known as the Tully Monster.
Tullimonstrum have only been found in the Mazon Creek Fossil beds of Illinois, United States.
© The Field Museum, GEO85336, Photographer Ron Testa.
Tully monster concretions containing Tullimonstrum gregarium specimens.
© The Field Museum, GEO85141c, Photographer Ron Testa and Sophia Anastasiou Wasik.
Tully monster new model by Demetrios Betinis.
Taxidermy Tuesday, Narwhal. Moving some of the larger diorama pieces can be a bit tough. Thankfully this one doesn’t weigh as much as a live Narwhal.
© The Field Museum, Z80796.
Leon Walters and Edgar Laybourne working on Celluloid Reproduction model of Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) in taxidermy, for Hall N diorama group Zoology specimen 43768.
Mammal Monday, Camel.
"Please, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain."
© The Field Museum, Z79948
Head of camel sticking out of a curtain near the door of a brick building. Hand of a man in the lower left corner. Lincoln Park Zoo. 1900.
4x5 inch glass negative
International Dinosaur Month!!!
Fossil Friday, Anchiceratops.
Anchiceratops is rare compared to other ceratopsians in the area, and usually found near marine sediments.
© The Field Museum, GEO79876.
Anchiceratops, frill and horns skull posterior part of view.
North America Canada Alberta Edmonton
You thought your job was tedious. Try counting the rings on a 235 year old tree.
© The Field Museum, CSB50445.
Museum Security Guard counting rings on Scots pine, pinus sylvestris Northern Pine specimen on exhibit. Age of this tree 235 years, Height 100 feet, Russia.
This week a we have a team of staff members leaving for expedition in Peru to do our 27th Rapid Inventory. You can follow along with the team here.
© The Field Museum, CSZ44992, Photographer Malcolm P. Anderson.
Junin, Peru. Milk vendor by train. People.
Collecting Zoology Birds, Mammals South America Peru Malcolm P. Anderson Start Date: January 1, 1914 End Date: June, 1914 Andes Mountains east of Chimbote, later going to Lake Junin (altitude 14,000 feet).
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch print
Taxidermy Tuesday, Angler fish. Although it is not really taxidermy, this is an amazing model of an Angler fish.
© The Field Museum, CSZ77788.
Angler fish and coral, part of unidentified diorama.