Scientific Name: Eumetopias jubatus
Age [Sex]: [M]
Collection Date: 27 Jul 1991
Locality: Point Reyes National Seashore, south end McClure’s Beach.
Higher Geography: North America, USA, California, Marin Co.
Collector Name [Number]: R. L. Deiter [RLD395]
Ornithology & Mammalogy
The Academy's O&M department is home to 96,000 bird specimens, 11,000 egg and nest specimens, and 28,500 mammal specimens (comprising one of the largest marine mammal collections in the world). Through field research, morphological examinations, and genomic analysis, O&M staff are compiling a wealth of data on the evolution of these organisms, their distribution around the world, and how they're responding to changes in the environment. As human populations and impacts continue to grow, this information will provide not only a record of how things used to be, but the knowledge we need to protect what's left.
About the Collection
The California Academy of Sciences is both a public science museum & home to the Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability, encompassing more than 500 research scientists and nearly 46 million scientific specimens.