Noted Malacologists Visit Museum Collection
Noted bivalve specialists and great all-around malacologists visited the Museum on Monday, December 10, to gauge the extent of our bivalve collection and chat about working with Museum collection material. From left, Eugene Coan (Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Summerland Key), Konstantin Lutaenko (A.V. Zhirmunsky National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok), José H. Leal (BMNSM), and Junlong Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao). All three visitors have each authored several books and many articles on bivalve mollusks from their respective geographical areas, eastern Pacific coast of the Americas (Coan), and the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific (Lutaenko and Zhang in both cases). Please support the awesome work done at the Museum's Collection Department by donating today.