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May 29, 2013
More Antarctic invertebrates join the collection

2013 Scotia Arc expedition was conducted in February 2013, and various Antarctic invertebrates are now delivered to the collection. This expedition took a journey along the northern part of the Scotia Arc- the series of islands and ridges that track where Antarctica and South America used to join. The research aims to understand whether animals also use these places as a series of ‘stepping stones’ to travel between these continents. This is the second expedition to the area. Researchers plan to work on collected invertebrate animals and use the power of DNA to estimate how far these animals travel. This will help us determine if their movement patterns change in the future, when Antarctica might be a little warmer and a little different.

June 30, 2012
PADI foundataion awards to Benthic and Pelagic Invertebrate Collections

Benthic Invertebrate Collection and Pelagic Invertebrate Collection got an award from PADI foundation on updating educational displays. The awards will be used to modernize several of our displays to enhance the quality of tours for our visitors. As a part of updating process, a 55 inch TV is installed and available for tours in BIC on June 18, 2012. Also more display cabinets are purchased and will be installed.