Category Archives: Grant Museum

Whales on the Road

This post is a departure from my usual blogs about rocks, minerals, pigments and err … stamps. It is about dead whales touring the country on the back of lorries. There are not many things these days that provide pretty … Continue reading

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Turacine, Hartlaub’s Turaco and the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology

Further to my recent post on turacine, a pigment extracted only from the feathers of 17 species of turaco, a South African bird, I though I’d check to see if they had any turacos (or their remains) in the treasure … Continue reading

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