Projects

Projects of interest to biologists, professional malacologists, and serious amateur collectors.

Dilemma japonicum new species: a new record of the genus from the Northwest Pacific

Takenori Sasaki of the University Museum, Tokyo, and Shell Museum director José H. Leal name a new species of the bivalve genus Dilemma.
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A remarkable new genus of carnivorous, sessile bivalves!

A publication by Museum director José H. Leal in the journal Zootaxa, Volume 1764, 7 May 2008.
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Deepest Atlantic Mollusks

In 1999 museum director Dr. José H. Leal published, with Smithsonian curator Dr. Jerry Harasewych, a study on deepest Atlantic mollusks. The research was based on material collected by the University of Miami ships in the 1960s and 1970s. The resulting article (in PDF format below) was published in Invertebrate Biology.
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FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes

The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic: Bivalves and Gastropods
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FUM 2010

The first installment of Florida United Malacologists was held at the Museum on January 30, 2010.
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FUM 2012

The third installment of Florida United Malacologists was held at the Museum on February 11, 2012.
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FUM 2014

The fifth installment of Florida United Malacologists took place at the Museum on April 12, 2014; the third installment of FUM was held at the Museum on February 11, 2012. FUM was originally held at the Museum in 2010, with other FUMs held at the Florida Museum of Natural History (2011) and University of South Florida (2013).
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Gastropods from Seamount Chain

A result of the French-Brazilian Campagne MD55 of the R/V Marion Dufresne, published in the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.
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Informal workshop on the Conus cardinalis complex

Held at the Shell Museum on February 9, 2001.
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José H. Leal, PDF Reprints

Some reprints of articles on marine mollusks published by Museum director/curator Dr. José H. Leal
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Living Fossils of the Deep: An Expedition to the Bahamian Seafloor

With thanks to the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and its staff members Dr. M. G. Harasewych, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, and Robert Costello, Multimedia Specialist.
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Shell Museum Seeks Collection Associates

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Triphorinae from the Vitória-Trindade Seamoun Chain, Brazil

Led by colleagues from the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the project aimed to describe the triphorine gastropods from the 1,200 km long Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain.
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