Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)

Photo: N. Sincero 2011

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • Scientists have found 300,000-year-old fossils of this species.
  • Today, this animal is endangered; its rapid population decline is probably due to shifts in its prey populations as a result of commercial fishing.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us outside the Project Lab on Friday, October 7th at 11:30 AM for Specimen Spotlight in order to find out if you’re right.

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