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what s that the granulated sea star sometimes referred to as the doughboy starfish it grows 10 in 25 cm in siz
What's that? The granulated sea star, sometimes referred to as the “doughboy starfish.” It grows ~10 in (25 cm) in size & hangs out around reefs in shallow Indo-Pacific waters, feeding on coral & other small invertebrates, as well as scavenging dead animals. [📸:Edward Callaghan]
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meet the european roller this colorful bird has a wide range across europe as well as parts of africa amp asia
Meet the European Roller! This colorful bird has a wide range across Europe, as well as parts of Africa & Asia. For protection, hatchlings vomit on themselves to deter foes with a foul stench. The smell also lets parents know that something went awry. [📸: Koshy Koshy]
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are you a museum member join us for animal encounter wild babies on april 27 grant kemmerer wildlife expert am
Are you a Museum Member? Join us for "Animal Encounter: Wild Babies" on April 27. Grant Kemmerer, wildlife expert & animal caretaker from the Wild World of Animals, will introduce a diverse group of babies, large & small, from across the Animal Kingdom. >> https://t.co/MqtLzOUKEe
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its the eastern cottontail it shuffles along amp makes small hops while browsing but when alarmed it can cover
It’s the eastern cottontail! It shuffles along & makes small hops while browsing, but when alarmed, it can cover 10 ft (3 m) in a single bound. It eludes predators by leaping in zigzags to keep its movements unpredictable. See this diorama in the Hall of N. American Mammals!🐰
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did you know that only female mosquitoes have mouthparts through which they suck blood males survive on pollen
Did you know that only female mosquitoes have mouthparts through which they suck blood? Males survive on pollen, but females need extra nutrients from blood to reproduce. Pictured is a 75x life-size model of a male Anopheles maculipennis in the Museum's Hall of N. America Forests
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say hello to the pronghornone of the fastest land mammals today this north american species can reach speeds o
Say "hello" to the pronghorn—one of the fastest land mammals today. This North American species can reach speeds of more than 50 miles per hour! Spot it in the American bison and pronghorn diorama in the Museum's Hall of North American Mammals.
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explore the universe amp take a trip to the stars on 4 23 at the museum s next astronomy live astrophysicist w
Explore the universe & take a trip to the stars on 4/23! At the Museum's next Astronomy Live, astrophysicist @jfaherty will explore data recently released by the Gaia space telescope in an immersive full-dome experience in the Hayden Planetarium. Details>> https://t.co/Z059qVicv7
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did you know the rusty spotted cat is one of the worlds smallest wild cats weighing in at 34 lbs 15 kg its som
Did you know the rusty spotted cat is one of the world’s smallest wild cats? Weighing in at ~3.4 lbs (1.5 kg), it’s sometimes called the “hummingbird of the cat family.” It inhabits forests in parts of India & Sri Lanka, where it snacks on small mammals & birds. [📸: Davidvraju]
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meet the black chested buzzard eagle it soars high in the skies across much of s america this raptor preys on
Meet the Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle! It soars high in the skies across much of S. America. This raptor preys on a range of critters including small mammals, birds, reptiles, & fish; a couple of its favorite snacks are rabbits & pigeons. [📸: Snowmanradio]
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what is the earth made of the great bulk of our planet is composed of oxygen iron silicon amp magnesium in hon
What is the Earth made of? The great bulk of our planet is composed of oxygen, iron, silicon, & magnesium. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, visit the Museum’s Hall of Planet Earth to learn more about the beautiful planet we call home. [📸: NPS/Lian Law]

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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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not all blood is red a horseshoe crabs is blueand it clots in the presence of disease causing bacteria so manu
Not all blood is red. A horseshoe crab’s is blue—and it clots in the presence of disease-causing bacteria, so manufacturers test drugs with it to make sure their products aren’t contaminated. If you’ve been vaccinated against measles, mumps & smallpox, thank a horseshoe crab.
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