Researchers in the Vertebrate Division are conducting a variety of collections-based scientific research on vertebrates.

We are focusing on understanding the phenotypic, genetic, biogeograpic and taxonomic diversity of various groups of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Bottle nose dolphin and young
A Century of Strandings conference

A conference that was held in September 2013 to celebrate cetacean discoveries over the last century.

A Century of Strandings conference