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meet rhamphorhynchus or the beak snout pterosaur it had a long tail w a vertical rudder amp a crestless skull
Meet Rhamphorhynchus, or the “beak-snout” pterosaur. It had a long tail w/ a vertical rudder, & a crestless skull with forward-projecting teeth. It’s likely that its 3-ft (1-m) wingspan & very large eyes allowed it to be a skillful flyer, hunting prey from the air. #FossilFriday
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did you know that dolphinsalong with porpoisesare whales in fact the killer whale is the largest dolphin like
Did you know that dolphins—along with porpoises—are whales? In fact, the killer whale is the largest dolphin! Like other mammals, dolphins give birth to live young & breathe air through the blowhole on their heads. Learn more & see this diorama in the Museum's Hall of Ocean Life!
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new research alert find out what museum scientist amp fellow researchers uncovered about the unusual genome of
🚨NEW RESEARCH ALERT! Find out what Museum scientist @ProfBrugler & fellow researchers uncovered about the unusual genome of tube anemones—& what species holds the record for the largest animal mitochondrial genome reported to date. >> [https://t.co/FjsF7PgsYe📸: S. Stampar]
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last chance the museum is nominated for two one for our instagram story quizzes and one in the general website
Last chance! The Museum is nominated for two #WebbyAwards—one for our Instagram Story quizzes and one in the general website category. This is a huge honor in the digital world! Please help a dino out & vote for AMNH >> https://t.co/4UtaBjLZfE🦖
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on this day in 1906 the earth ruptured beneath the pacific ocean just off of san franciscos shores what happen
On this day in 1906, the Earth ruptured beneath the Pacific Ocean just off of San Francisco’s shores. What happened? A 300 mi. long stretch of the San Andreas Fault snapped upwards, causing the “Great San Francisco Earthquake”—a tragedy that led to the modern field of seismology.
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how did the earth form the sun amp its family of planets came to be when a cloud of dust amp gas condensed 46
How did the Earth form? The Sun & its family of planets came to be when a cloud of dust & gas condensed ~4.6 bil yrs ago. Our only clues to how the Earth formed come from meteorites & the Moon because both formed simultaneously with the planets. [📸:NASA/NOAA]
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celebrate batappreciationday with a look at how bat research in cuba helps scientists understand biodiversity
Celebrate #BatAppreciationDay with a look at how bat research in Cuba helps scientists understand biodiversity: https://t.co/wAvEW25bAs🦇🦇🦇
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go behind the scenes with conservation librarian barbara rhodes in the museums rare book collection which incl
Go behind the scenes with Conservation Librarian Barbara Rhodes in the Museum’s Rare Book Collection, which includes beautiful natural history illustrations from the past 400 years! Full video >> https://t.co/gCKAbkpSpp📖📚
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who says cats dont like water meet the fishing cat it specializes in hunting fish amp is well equipped for the
Who says cats don’t like water? Meet the fishing cat! It specializes in hunting fish & is well-equipped for the life aquatic. A layer of short, densely packed hair close to its skin helps keep it dry & warm by preventing water from seeping through. [📸:Cliff, flickr]
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named for the trunklike noses of adult males elephant seals are among the largest of all pinnipeds or fin foot
Named for the trunklike noses of adult males, elephant seals are among the largest of all pinnipeds, or fin-footed marine mammals. While they're awkward on land, they're long-distance swimmers & expert divers—they can stay submerged for up to 2 hours & survive depths of 1,500 m!

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with mutual respect for the work amp goals of our individual organizations we jointly agreed that the museum i
With mutual respect for the work & goals of our individual organizations, we jointly agreed that the Museum is not the optimal location for the Brazilian-Am. Chamber of Commerce gala dinner. This traditional event will go forward at another location on the original date & time.
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next time you eat guacamole thank a giant ground sloth the lestodon these 15 ft animals ate avocado whole trav
Next time you eat guacamole, thank a giant ground sloth: the Lestodon! These 15-ft animals ate avocado whole, traveled, and then pooped, depositing the pits in new places. Most mammals couldn't handle large seeds, so it was up to megafauna to disperse (and fertilize!) avocados.
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com respeito mutuo pelo trabalho e pelos objetivos de nossas organizacoes individuais concordamos em conjunto
Com respeito mútuo pelo trabalho e pelos objetivos de nossas organizações individuais, concordamos em conjunto que o Museu não é o local ideal para o jantar de gala da Câmara de Comércio Brasil-EUA. Este evento tradicional terá lugar em outro local na data e hora originais.
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the external private event at which the current president of brazil is to be honored was booked at the museum
The external, private event at which the current President of Brazil is to be honored was booked at the Museum before the honoree was secured. We are deeply concerned, and we are exploring our options.
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it s did you know manatees are natural lawn mowers that help maintain healthy marine ecosystems by keeping aqu
It's #ManateeAppreciationDay! Did you know manatees are natural lawn mowers that help maintain healthy marine ecosystems by keeping aquatic vegetation in check? Sometimes referred to as “sea cows,” they are actually more closely related to elephants. #Respect the manatee!
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a wombats main defense is a tough backside its rump is mostly cartilage resistant to bites a group of is calle
A wombat’s main defense is a tough backside: its rump is mostly cartilage, resistant to bites. A group of #wombats is called a wisdom.
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behold the rainbow eucalyptus what gives it such a spectrum of color bark starts out in shades of green but ch
Behold the rainbow eucalyptus! What gives it such a spectrum of color? Bark starts out in shades of green, but changes to a range of purple, red, & orange as it peels and ages. Variety of color may help the tree absorb a wider range of light to aid in photosynthesis.
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1 3 the museum wants to thank the people who have taken the time to express their views on the brazilian ameri
(1/3) The Museum wants to thank the people who have taken the time to express their views on the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce event. We want you to know that we understand and share your distress.
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goblin sharks thrust their jaws 3 inches out of their mouths at speeds up to 10 ft per second in what scientis
Goblin sharks thrust their jaws 3 inches out of their mouths at speeds up to 10 ft per second in what scientists call "slingshot feeding."
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2 3 tambem queremos deixar claro que o museu nao convidou o presidente bolsonaro ele foi convidado como parte
(2/3) Também queremos deixar claro que o Museu não convidou o Presidente Bolsonaro; ele foi convidado como parte de um evento externo.
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