Tag Archives: Kamal Khidas

Plastination and Taxidermy: Which is Best for a Museum?

There are many ways to conserve animal specimens for study— from organs in jars, to whole skeletons, to preserved skins and even plastination. Dr. Kamal Khidas explains using samples from our collections. Continue reading

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Odyssey under the Skin

Science, technology, art! Our Curator of Vertebrates, Dr. Kamal Khidas, gives his impressions on the new exhibit BodyWorlds: Animal Inside Out. Continue reading

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Whale Saga at the Museum—Salvaging a Scientific Collection

Curator of Vertebrates Dr. Kamal Khidas writes about rescuing 21,000 samples of whale and marine mammal specimens for scientific research. Continue reading

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In Search of the Elusive Canada Lynx

On the go for 3000 km! Follow the summer biology research trip of one of the museum’s curators. Continue reading

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Hybridization in the Living World

What happens when representatives of two species mate and produce a hybrid? Do the consequences threaten the parent species? Mammalogist Kamal Khidas enlightens us on this issue, as he did during the second NatureTalks presentation. Continue reading

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