Over the last decade, parasites in the marine fossil record have been increasingly studied.
Remembering Dr. Edward O. Wilson
The University of Alabama lost one of its legends on December 26, 2021. Professor Edward O. Wilson was a giant in many ways.
Woolly mammoths, sabertooth cats and more roamed Alabama in the last Ice Age
This story is part 11 of the AL.com series “Ancient Alabama,” examining the natural forces that made Alabama what it is over the past 500 million years, and how those forces still
New giant fossil marine reptile skull for the museum
This month, a 75-million-year-old mosasaur fossil from Alabama was graciously donated to the paleontology collections of the Alabama Museum of Natural History. The 2-feet-long skull is remarkably complete warrants further
Bats: Dangerous Blind Blood-Suckers or Helpful, Biological Pest Control?
Bats are found all over the world, but only two types that range in the tropics are blood-feeders. Abbott said this rumor has unfortunately caused bats to gain a bad
National Fossil Day 2021
Visit the Alabama Museum of Natural History on October 13 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM for a free event to celebrate National Fossil Day and the scientific and educational
Animals hidden in a 100-million-year-old giant clam
The sea floor was a dangerous place for particularly smaller animals. Over the last century, a wealth of information about traces in ancient prey items has been recorded, showing successful
UA professor emeritus receives Alabama Avocational Paleontologist Award
Dr. Ron Buta, professor emeritus of Astronomy, has been a major force in avocational or amateur paleontology since he rediscovered his interest in paleontology in mid-1990s. For his substantial contributions
Generous donation to the paleontology collection
On Friday, October 8th, a fossil turtle, a fish, and various crustaceans were donated to the Alabama Museum of Natural History collection by UA Museums’ Research Associate Mr. George Martin.
Increase in Marine Parasitism Through Time Linked to Biodiversity
Evidence of parasitism in the fossil record has historically received little attention because parasites are small, these soft bodied animals do not fossilize well, and there is an enormous lack