Fossil Fish, PT. III: The Preparation

Hey, we’re here back at The Field Museum with Akiko, who is the Fossil Preparator. – Yep! – And we are going to be working on some of the fish that we excavated from Wyoming. What’s next? So what kind of tools and things are necessary to prepare a fossil? – Well, you’re holding the […]

Aliens? Demon? Nope, it’s just a fish. [60 Second Specimens]

Guadalajara, Mexico, 1953. During a break from his expedition collecting insects, Field Museum research associate Dr. Charles H. Seevers was perusing an antique store when he came across a most unusual specimen. It was this alien-looking creature, with sunken eyes, a protruding mouth and horns, and a long, barbed tail. Is it a demon baby, […]

In Search of Fossil Fish

Welcome to Fossil Lake! The area I’m standing in right now is the largest and most complete representation of early Eocene life in the world, about 52 million years old. This area, during the early Eocene, was a lot like what modern Florida is today. You had crocodilians, you had paddlefish, all different kinds of […]

Squirrel McNastyface

*Emily and Anna sing The Brain Scoop theme* Coming to you from the basement of The Field Museum in front of a live studio audience: Anna Goldman, and Emily Graslie! Yay! – Hi! This is the grossest thing I’ve ever seen! I mean, he does not look like most of the other squirrels that we […]

Melina Hale (U. Chicago) 1: The Evolution of Neural Circuits & Behaviors: Introduction to Evolution

Hi. My name is Melina Hale. I’m a professor at the University of Chicago. In my lab, we study neurobiology, biomechanics, and evolution. I’m going to present two different topics. The first is an introduction to evolution. Then we’ll go on to talk about a specific example from my lab of how we map the […]

9 Fish That Hunt Land Animals

from one species that can effectively walk out of the water to another which is known as the fish from hell here are nine fish that can hunt land animals before we begin be sure to subscribe – they will kill you hit the like button and request any topics you’d like to learn about […]

World’s Most Terrifying Fish

At times, some of the most dangerous creatures on Earth lie just beneath the water’s surface. Here are 7 of the world’s most terrifying fish. Number 7: The Snakehead Members of the Channidae family, snakeheads got their name based on their elongated body shapes and the snake-like scales on their heads. They can be found […]

Clearing and Staining Fishes

So we’re here with Dr. Caleb McMahan, who is the collection manager of Fishes here at the Field Museum, and today we’re going to be talking about clearing and staining. What is clearing and staining? Caleb: So, clearing and staining is a process where we take an entire specimen and we clear that specimen down […]