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The Tiniest Fossils - Shelf Life #6

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Published on Apr 20, 2015

You could easily mistake foraminifera fossils for flecks of dust, but these tiny specimens hold big insights about Earth’s climate. Scientific Assistant Bushra Hussaini, researcher Ellen Thomas, Curator Neil Landman, and intern Shaun Mahmood are preserving this invaluable collection.

For more about how fossil organisms reveal the record of a changing Earth, head over to the episode website: http://www.amnh.org/shelf-life/shelf-...

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1203394. PI: Neil Landman. Co-PI: Ruth O’Leary.

The Microfossil Digitization and Rehousing Project team would like to thank volunteer Linda Scalbom.

Shelf Life is a collection for curious minds—opening doors, pulling out drawers, and taking the lids off some of the incredible, rarely seen items in the American Museum of Natural History. Over 12 episodes, Shelf Life will explore topics like specimen preparation, learn why variety is vital, and meet some of the people who work in the Museum collections.

For more, visit http://www.amnh.org/ShelfLife

Series Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2PmD...

Episode 1: 33 Million Things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NR-x...

Episode 2: Turtles and Taxonomy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmXqn...

Episode 3: Six Ways to Prepare a Coelacanth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqL17...

Episode 4: Skull of the Olinguito
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEYfY...

Episode 5: How To Time Travel To a Star
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5xJq...

Episode 6: The Tiniest Fossils
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLSa8...

Episode 7: The Language Detectives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92Ivc...

Episode 8: Voyage of the Giant Squid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47by...

Episode 9: Kinsey’s Wasps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHc5l...

Episode 10: The Dinosaurs of Ghost Ranch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=567bv...

Episode 11: Green Grow the Salamanders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV9Z-...

Episode 12: Six Extinctions In Six Minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZuwO...

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