September 23, 2015
Duwamish meanders: A river ran through it
For millennia, the Duwamish River sustained a diverse ecosystem of fertile floodplain forests, marshes and tideflats in what is now So...
August 18, 2015
10 of the weirdest fishes at the Burke
By Katherine P. Maslenikov As Collections Manager of the Burke Museum’s Ichthyology Collection , I spend my days surrounded by millions of...
August 03, 2015
For the love of "grotesque" deep-sea fishes
Imagine a creature in the ocean with huge, gnarly teeth, a protruding dorsal fin spine and the ability to expand its mouth and stomach to co...
July 16, 2015
Preparing for 'The Really Big One'
By Stan Chernicoff In the past four days, some of you may have spent a thoroughly unnerving twenty minutes reading Kathryn Schulz's &q...
July 14, 2015
Conversations with collections: Native artists inspired
The Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired exhibit at the Burke Museum (November 22, 2014 – July 27, 2015). Pictured: PochaHaida , 20...
July 08, 2015
Spider photographer and collector’s legacy lives on
By Rod Crawford Many people try to avoid spiders, but spider enthusiast Bob Thomson sought them out and collected them for the Burke Muse...
June 04, 2015
Birds that bury their eggs: How megapodes’ nesting behavior evolved
Australian Brush-turkey chick shortly after hatching and emerging from incubation mound and showing well-developed flight feathers. Phot...
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