Brett Gonzalez and his colleagues dive deep into lightless caves to find some of the world’s rarest invertebrates—including some unknown to science. Continue reading Searching for Godzilla
Yeah, good luck with that. We saw “Stand By Me.” Continue reading Anna Phillips is on a mission to make leeches less scary
May 7, 1987. A new invertebrate exhibition opens at the National Zoo. Did you know that 99 percent of all known species are invertebrates? Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: May 7, 1987
Clams are not known for their personalities, but these lovely creatures don’t need sparkling wit to be admired. Continue reading Beautiful but dumb: Giant clams
How do you recreate the ocean in a box? National Zoo Keeper Mike Henley talks about how he cares for the aquatic invertebrates in the Zoo’s collection and how the National Zoo is also working to preserve them in their native habitats. Continue reading Meet the scientist: Mike Henley, “Coral Whisperer”
We do! The National Zoo is the first to use field techniques to successfully grow sea anemones in an aquarium environment. Continue reading With friends like these, who needs anemones?
A giant Pacific octopus is an exciting addition to the invertebrate collection at the National Zoo. Continue reading Squid pro quo