Tag Archives: Noel Alfonso

Minerals Are Species Too!

The definition of a mineral species and its classification are based on the chemistry and the atomic structure of the mineral. Consequently, defining a mineral species is more straightforward than defining a biological species. Continue reading

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Expedition to Davis Strait: Rough Seas, Cod-Liver Sandwiches and a Highly Diverse Marine Ecosystem to Study

Noel Alfonso’s recent sea voyage wasn’t easy, but his efforts were well rewarded. He reports that 71 fish specimens and 119 invertebrate specimens have enriched the museum’s Arctic collections—and our understanding of this environment. Continue reading

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Expedition to Davis Strait

A golden opportunity to study the biodiversity in an underexplored portion of the Northwest Passage. Continue reading

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