With nearly 46 million scientific specimens and 38,000 live animals from around the world, the Academy’s research collections and aquarium facilities provide one of the richest records of life on Earth.
Specimens collected hundreds of years ago benefit from today's technology to aide conservation efforts.
Could a bloom of sea slugs in northern California underscore a change in ocean climate?
Using a small submersible, scientists discovered a new species of coral just off the coast.
Revealing New Species
How do animals get their scientific names? Find out as our scientists add 221 new species to the tree of life.
Genomics provides evidence for the role of selection in the diversification of fishes.
A new study of the genetics of the beaks of Darwin's finches is the perfect gift!
Academy researchers are working to stop the spread of the deadly chytrid fungus in amphibians.
Researchers, using the Academy's collections, have discovered when avian pox arrived on the Galapagos Islands.
Take a look at this beast with five eyes, spiked legs, grasping claws, and a beak for stabbing its prey.
Find out some of the most fascinating secrets of these shell-less mollusks, also known as nudibranchs.
Laura Wilson explains the strange, and sometimes gross things, that can be seen happening in the Project Lab.
It's not every day you get to prepare a rock hyrax specimen, as our Project Lab's Laura Wilson explains.
A newly discovered frog can change textures from smooth to "punk rocker" in a matter of minutes!
By taking high resolution images of our collections, the Academy is making our specimens available to the world.
Scientists are studying hummingbirds to learn the secrets to steady flight.
The dottyback, a small reef fish, can use mimicry to fool multiple species of prey.