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Dr Carlo Cunha from Brazil visits the Natural History Museum to study the Anaspidea collection
A sick goose-beaked whale was found on the west coast of Norway. Its stomach was filled eith 30 plastic bags, and many smaller pieces of plastic. The whale was emaciated, and scientists believe that the plastic had gathered in such an amount in its stomach that it had created a plug, stopping the digestive process.
Dr Moles visits the Natural History Museum of Bergen
A systematic review of the tropical Indo-West Pacific genus Phanerophthalmus unravels 10 new species to Science
Samples of gastropods collected along West Africa during the Nansen Project between 2005–2012 turn out to be new species to Science
Recently published article by Museum staff in collaboration with Dr Akanbi Williams from the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research sheds light on the taxonomy of Cellana limpets from West Africa
The Natural History Museum of Bergen delegates to the World Congress of Malacology last July 2016 that took place at the UNESCO World Heritage City of Penang, Malaysia. From left to right: Christiane Todt, Jennifer Austin, Manuel Malaquias
Deep below in a cave in the Velebit mountains of Southern Croatia researchers from the University Museum of Bergen have together with colleagues from Croatia and Germany found the world's only blind flying cave insect.
In theory, the genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation can be dramatic in animals. Decrease of habitat patch size and increase of patch isolation of local population might lead to smaller populations and more isolation. Such fragmented populations are expected to have less gene flow (i.e. sexual contact among different populations) and more genetic drift (i.e. the change in the frequency of... Read more
During a fishing trip in 2012, Gøran Olsen discovered something between stones at Haukeli. The find is now at the University Museum, and appeared to be a single-edged Viking sword with an estimated date in the first half of the Viking Age (c.800-950). Watch the video story of the remarkable find.
From the greenstone quarry on the island Hespriholmen, 5 km west of Bømlo, greenstone for adze production has been extracted for at least 6000 years. Now this is being documented by photogrammetry, GIS and film.
On Friday 5 June, the theatre exhibition «On stage – off stage - back stage» opens at the Historical Museum. The exhibition shows stage design models, costumes, props, theatre playbills and photographs taken from different theatrical productions.
The Natural History Museum building must now remain closed indefinitely as the Norwegian government did not provide funding for the completion of the Museum Project in the Revised Fiscal Budget for 2015.
Researchers from the University Museum of Bergen have gathered and published information about the bubble shell in Species Online.
Spring is in the air- many spring flowers are in full bloom in the Botanical Garden at Milde.
That trees like spruce and hemlock are uprooted in the Arboretum is not that important, but it is much worse when the storm takes a big bite out of the valuable collection of robles (Nothofagus). The valley of robles is now a shadow of its former self.
Is it OK that Facebook and Google know all about you? Are social media arenas for a sense of community or for bullying? Are children rightless in Norway today? The various questions in the Constitution Exhibition spark debate and are a teaching resource.
In a newly published paper, Steffen Roth and colleagues are summarizing the current knowledge about the most recently discovered insect order Mantophasmatodea.

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