Saturday, May 2, 2009
All Fish, All the Time
Congratulations to my colleagues Marilyn and Cap, who just got a chunk of money from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to rehouse YPM's fossil fish collection. Fossil fish tend to be the poor relations in many vertebrate paleontology collections - despite the fact that they often verge on the beautiful, it's hard to get people as excited over them as, say, a bunch of dinosaur bones. This project will see the fish collection reach new heights of care, even if it does mean "all fish, all the time" for the next few years.