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Southwest Florida, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, western Atlantic
|South West [15.08, -98.59], North East [36.2, -63.48]
No Description available
|Gastropoda, Polyplacophora, Bivalvia, Scaphopoda, Cephalopoda
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Cataloging Project was initially funded by two Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grants (2012, 2015), complemented by another IMLS grant (“Digital Imaging Project”, 2018) and the current Thematic Collections Network project “Mobilizing Millions of Mollusks of the Eastern Seaboard” funded by the National Science Foundation. The long-range digitization project objective is to, keeping pace of acquisition of collection material, digitally catalog, georeferenced, and illustrate the Museum’s specialized collection of shells, preserved mollusks, and other related biological materials (egg capsules, opercula, etc.).
|The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Cataloguing Project
|IMLS MA 05-12-0450-12, IMLS MA 30-15-0276-15, IMLS MA-30-18-0438-18, NSF 2001528
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