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Meet my Boss, @smithsonian Secretary Clough! He's a mammal, but I don't hold that against him. #NationsTrex pic.twitter.com/pSTUFSQxEo
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Ancient species of assassin fly discovered by @NMNH scientist: s.si.edu/1kWEc30
Our #Mustang50 is here to celebrate the museum's 50th anniversary this year as well as the car's. On view Friday! pic.twitter.com/ksS6WCFyqu
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The 1st digital reproductions of #endangeredsong are popping up now s.si.edu/1fkgWqy Learn more s.si.edu/1eAD5pP
Happy #EarthDay! This was our 1st good view in 1972: ow.ly/w0UZA ("The Whole Earth Disk: An Iconic Image of the Space Age")
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What happens if a song disappears forever? What if instead of a song, it was the #SumatranTiger? #EndangeredSong s.si.edu/400tigers
Earlier at @NMNH we tweeted pic of a pileated wood pecker IDed as ivory billed. The IB is on right. Thx @cyberthrush pic.twitter.com/mP726FyM5R
And that's it for our behind the scenes @NMNH bird collection tour! We hope you enjoyed and we'll do our best to get your ?s answered
We think it is his handwriting on the original label. Close up: pic.twitter.com/3oKLbJSILa
A Hudsonian godwit collected by Darwin in the Falkland Islands during the Beagle expedition pic.twitter.com/dpdjrv7QJB
And here's Martha, the last passenger pigeon. She'll be getting a new mounting & exhibit @NMNH later this year pic.twitter.com/OJSS8j8FFf
A cast of a dodo head. The original is the only specimen that exists with tissue/skin in tact pic.twitter.com/9xhN07wode
More extinct N. American bird species Carolina parakeet, heath hen and ivory-billed woodpecker (probably) pic.twitter.com/44k2em2549
More about Martha and the rapid decline of her species from @NMNH mnh.si.edu/onehundredyear…
Martha, the last passenger pigeon, died in 1914. Her remains are at @NMNH. Stay tuned for events to honor the 100th anniversary of her death
Passenger pigeons, probably the most notorious North American bird extinction story. pic.twitter.com/bCKWKliLJB
Helen has identified remains of 50+ birds that no longer exist in Hawaii. Using radio carbon dating: most went extinct after ppl arrived
Sampling of Hawaiian Honeycreeper species "Extinct, endangered, endangered, extinct, extinct" as Helen goes down line pic.twitter.com/NY8T8s7GV1
Some bones of ancient duck discovered in Hawaiian cave. Helen extracted DNA to find it's related to dabbling duck pic.twitter.com/8RxIPSVlx7
Next up: Meet Dr. Helen James, bird paleontologist. She studies bird extinction from right before humans to now pic.twitter.com/IipKHdSUhB
Pete also studies how birds can serve as vectors for diseases that affect humans, like West Nile. Video: m.youtube.com/watch?v=FQjlt8…
Dr. Marra is beta-testing GPS devices on a bird that track + report back 10 times over 1 year, then they recapture + download data. @SMBC
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