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University Museum of Bergen

Zoological collections

Bergen Museum is keeping comprehensive zoological collections and archives. These are accessible for research purposes and are extensively used by an international community of researchers in fields such as biosystematics, taxonomy, evolutionary biology, palaeoecology, archaeology. Millions of preserved specimens of invertebrates and vertebrates are kept as indispensibe research material for zoology and other research fields. Loans of reseach material or other queries concerning the collections should be addressed to the staff of the relevant collection unit.

Sperm whale skin marked by suckers from giant squid prey. Photo: E. Willassen University of Bergen