To What Extent Should Organisms Be Collected from the Wild?
Complete this "Do Now" activity from KQED, which asks "To what extent should museums and aquariums be collecting organisms from the wild?" Use the story from NPR's Morning Edition to further explore the ethics of collecting animals.
Use this story from NPR's Morning Edition to further explore how scientists collect animals from all over the world for research, but some in the scientific community wonder if all of the collecting is necessary.
VIDEO: Diving Into the Twilight Zone (KQED QUEST) Join Steinhart Aquarium director Bart Shepherd on an expedition to explore one of the most mysterious ocean realms: the twilight zone.
VIDEO: Where’d You Get All Those Dead Animals? (The Field Museum) This video from the Field Museum’s “The Brain Scoop” series discusses where specimens come from in museums, why animals are collected as “voucher specimens” by field biologists and why these specimens are useful.