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The process of skeleton articulation and specimen preservation is one of the most important aspects of any research or educational facility, yet it remains widely unknown to visitors. Articulated skeletons allow for a sense of scale, as well as a close look at anatomical characteristics otherwise unobservable. Wet and dry specimens allow for a close look at animals that may otherwise go unnoticed. Through a variety of techniques, the preparation of deceased specimens can serve a greater purpose long after death. This seminar will briefly describe some of the techniques and challenges that are often utilized in curatorial sciences, including skeleton extraction and articulation, specimen preservation and display techniques.

Presenter: Bri Gabel, MaST Laboratory Technician
Date and Time: Saturday, January 5, 2019 at noon
Location: MaST Aquarium
Admission: Free