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Untangling the Knotted Identities of Commercially Important Swimming Crabs

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Untangling the Knotted Identities of Commercially Important Swimming Crabs


Are you sure the seafood you are consuming is what it says on the label or the menu? In 2015, a survey of Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) meat sold in supermarkets and restaurants in Maryland, USA, revealed that nearly 50% of the products tested were from totally different, non-Atlantic species. DNA barcoding matched a

Public Talk by Undergraduate – Leshon Lee


Guess what’s been ruffling Polly’s feathers? While birds are one of the most understood group of animals in the world, underneath their feathery exteriors lie an incredibly diverse and hidden community of parasites called avian lice. Join NUS undergraduate Leshon Lee as he explores the strange lives of these much neglected and maligned insects, and

Reconstructing a Sperm Whale’s Tale


Four years after a female sperm whale was found dead in Singapore waters, scientists are starting to put the pieces together to reconstruct the story of how she got to be there. Discovered off Jurong Island in July 2015, she was the first (and only) sperm whale sighting that has been recorded here till date.

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Alexander Ziegler


Last week, we welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Hailing from the University of Bonn in Germany, Dr. Alexander Ziegler studies sea urchins as well as other marine invertebrates. In particular, his research focuses on the internal anatomy of sea urchins. Dr. Ziegler at his workstation in one of our research labs. Traditionally, researchers

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature – The van der Poortens (Part 2)


After 10 months, the van der Poortens have visited us again! Previously, they were here to examine butterflies from the WA Fleming collection, and explore options for further imaging work (click here to read more). Dr. George van der Poorten and Mrs. Nancy van der Poorten in one of our prep labs. The van der Poortens

Visiting Scientist Feature: Mr. Hirozumi Kobayashi


This week, we welcomed our first research visitor for the year – Mr. Hirozumi Kobayashi! It’s his first visit to LKCNHM, and he came with Dr. Tohru Naruse, who is an old friend of the museum. 🙂 Mr. Hirozumi Kobayashi (left), with Prof. Peter Ng (middle), and Dr. Tohru Naruse (right) in the LKCNHM research

Download latest issue of the Cambodian Journal of Natural History


Good news, the latest issue (Volume 2018, Issue 2) of the Cambodian Journal of Natural History is now freely available for download (file size: 7.3 MB). Cambodian Journal of Natural History 2018(2), Contents 53 Editorial—REDD+ in Cambodia: how local communities can benefit from forest conservation, Yeang Donal, Harri Washington, Ken Sereyrotha, Paris Choup, Jeffrey Silverman, Teng Rithiny

Visiting Scientist Feature – Mr. Bruce Jenkins


This week, we have a new visitor here at LKCNHM! Mr. Bruce Jenkins is a research associate from the Australian Museum in Sydney, focusing on the study of Malacology (i.e., molluscs and other shellfish). An avid shell-collector as a teenager, Mr. Jenkins began his career as a research assistant at the Australian Museum in the