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CATEGORY: A Biodiverse Planet

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Living Fossils of the Deep: An Expedition to the Bahamian Sea Floor

Scientists explore both the present and the past through the natural history of deep-sea organisms and microorganisms.

Ocean Portal

The Ocean Portal is a unique, interactive online experience that inspires awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the world’s Ocean, developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and more than 20 collaborating organizations.

PandaCam Live Video Stream

The panda cams provide a window into the world of the Zoo's giant pandas—female Mei Xiang and male Tian Tian.

Science Highlights at the Smithsonian

Explore science at the Smithsonian through video, feature article, photos and more.

Shade grown Cacao

Research papers on the ecological and social sustainability of cacao farms.

Shade Grown Coffee

Many resources—from technical research to sources of "Bird Friendly®" Coffee.

Smithsonian Wild

Explore "camera trap" images of collected at research sites around the world! Explore by location or species.

Strange Creatures: A Burgess Shale Fossil Sampler

More than 1/2 billion years old, these fossils preserve an intriguing glimpse of early animal life on Earth.

Sustainable Seafood

Smithsonian Institution's Sustainable Seafood website complements One Fish, Two Fish, Crawfish, Bluefish - The Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood Cookbook by Carole C. Baldwin and Julie H. Mounts (Smithsonian Books, 2003).

The Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio

Despite being produced not just by amateurs but largely by women, far from the publishing houses and intellectual centers of 19th-century America, the book was hailed as an extraordinary achievement from the moment its first few plates were published.


The first digital dinosaur, existing accurately in the computer, and able to be shared as easily as email.

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Botany Department of the Natural History Museum

Research in plant biology, conservation ecology, biological diversity, and more.

Butterflies and Moths

Depictions of butterflies and moths; includes both natural history illustrations as well as depictions of these insects in art and design.

Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program

The Carrie-Bow Marine Field Station studies coral reefs and mangroves of coastal Belize, Natural History Museum.

Center for Education and Museum Studies

Disseminates publications and research developed for the museum community.

Collections Search Center

Search millions of records, with images, video and sound files from Smithsonian museums, archives, and libraries.

Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)

Preserves threatened species and habitats through research, professional training and environmental education. National Zoo

Conservation Geographic Information Lab

The Zoo's GIS Lab is using satellite imagery and GIS to identify, monitor and fight habitat loss and species extinction globally.

Consortium for the Barcode of Life

An international initiative devoted to developing DNA barcoding as a global standard for identifying of biological species, Smithsonian Institution and partners.

Edward Palmer Collections

Ethnobotany collections at the National Museum of Natural History.

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