Marine Biodiversity Center Resources | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Glass sponge Euplectella (Venus flower basket). These animals have no tissues, no muscles, and no nerves.They have no head, no mouth, and no gut. Yet they feed, reproduce, are alive and complex.
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Learn more about Marine Biology

Explore the links below to learn more about the exciting work of Marine Biologists at the Natural History Museum.

Crustacea >

Echinoderms >

Ichthyology >

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Invertebrate Paleontology >

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Marine Biodiversity Center Resources

• Additional information about the Marine Biodiversity Center and our procedures, protocols, and media are available on our online archive.

• Preservation and Handling Instructions for Vernal Pool Crustaceans  View here 

• Learn more about biodiversity:

Encyclopedia of Earth

International Year of Biodiversity


• Learn about marine invertebrates:

2002. Brusca, Richard, C., and Gary J. Brusca. Invertebrates. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.