Good Bones: Inside the SECU DinoLab at NCMNS
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Dr. Lindsay Zanno, head of paleontology at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The SECU DinoLab will show real scientists at work studying fossils. Photo: Joshua Steadman. by Hampton Williams Hofer This high-tech research lab within the museum is open to the public. It will showcase ongoing paleontological study of the Dueling Dinosaurs. The ..read more
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Attracting Ruby-throated hummingbirds
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Ruby-throated hummingbird in bird bander’s hand. Photo: Cape Fear Bird Observatory. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are making their way back to NC. Here’s how to spot and attract them. By Leoneda Inge, Stacia Brown What is the best feeder to use in your yard if you want to attract hummingbirds? And what blooms should you plant if ..read more
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These photos are works of art — and the artists are bugs
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A photographer’s innovative technique reveals the flight paths of insects in exquisitely alluring ways. Broad-headed sharpshooter — Oncometopia orbona — filmed at 6,000 frames per second. October 2021, Raleigh NC. Photo: Xavi Bou. By Annie Roth Movements of flying insects make them tough to track, but technological advances and some creative thinking have allowed Spanish ..read more
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Trouble comes to town: When a whale captivated Wrightsville Beach
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Spectators visit the beached sperm whale known as Trouble, which washed ashore on Wrightsville Beach in April 1928. Its skeleton now hangs in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. By Owen Hassell “In the spring of 1928, a quiet morning on Wrightsville Beach turned into a madhouse when word spread of a massive ..read more
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NC expert says the number of whale deaths along the East Coast in the past couple of weeks is concerning
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This minke whale skull is just one of many specimens in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ mammalogy collection. Photo: NCMNS. By Annette Weston-Riggs A minke whale washed up on the Outer Banks last week, one of several dead whales found in the region in recent days. Two humpback whales also washed ashore in ..read more
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Camera traps help researchers explain animal behavior during global COVID-19 lockdowns
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Photo: Snapshot USA. By Joey Pitchford A new collaborative study using thousands of cameras around the world reveals how animal behavior changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the study sheds light on how animal behavior was influenced by changes in human behavior during pandemic lockdowns. Led by the University of British Columbia, the study used ..read more
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Countdown to the eclipse; what we’ll see in ENC in April and how to see it safely
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A total solar eclipse will cross North America next month, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Dr. Patrick Treuthardt is the Assistant Head of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and he’s pretty excited for the April eclipse. “Everybody in the contiguous United States is ..read more
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Three endangered sea turtles now in the care of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
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By Rachel Duensing RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Three Kemp’s ridley sea turtles needed a little extra TLC after being cold stunned, which is how they ended up at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Dr. Dan Dombrowski, Director of Veterinary Sciences at the museum explains that when ocean water drops below 55 ..read more
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Glowing Waterdogs and Farting Rivers: A Duke Forest Research Tour
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Jonny Behrens looks for aquatic macroinvertebrates with Duke Forest Research Tour participants. By Sophie Cox We walked down a short trail by the creek, and the tour split into two groups. Our group walked farther along the stream to meet two herpetologists studying the elusive dwarf waterdog. Bryan Stuart, Ph.D., Research Curator of Herpetology at ..read more
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Connecting With Nature: An Interview With Dr. Denise Young
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The new director of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences approaches the experience at Raleigh’s state-of-the-art institution with an educator’s mind. by Lori D. R. Wiggins | photography by Rob Hammer In June, Dr. Denise Young became the executive director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, including its flagship location downtown and four ..read more
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