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Maps: Plan Your Visit: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Dr. Dave Pawson is a Senior Research Scientist / Marine Biologist with the museum’s Department of Invertebrate Zoology primarily studying echinoderms, especially sea urchins, sea cucumbers, brittle stars, sea lilies, and their relatives. Over the course of his career, he has completed field work in a great variety of marine habitats all over the world. One good reason Dave Pawson has been so successful in his 50 years at NMNH is that he is good at finding things.

(Left photo: Dr. Pawson behind his microscope before color photography was invented, actually, c. 1980) He will also search through drawers and drawers of collections to find that one missing specimen. Dave Pawson, c. 1973 And in pursuit of the animals he studies, he has made more than 100 dives in manned submersibles down to depths of more than two miles. To read more about his accomplishments and research in his 50 years at NMNH, follow the links below: The GOOD 100, or so. Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race. Click here for the PDF version of this interview (20 pages) Click here for the video presentation March 2010 **Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets.

Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race

. ** Wind Map. An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future.

Wind Map

This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-) If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser. Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database.

If you're looking for a weather map, or just want more detail on the weather today, see these more traditional maps of temperature and wind. Theban Mapping Project. Ancient Egypt Research Associates. 8 Obscure but Adorable Wildcat Species. We all know the big cats: lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, and cougar. You are probably also familiar with some smaller wildcats such as the lynx, ocelot, and bobcat. These cats have other cousins that roam the wilds, but we don't get a look at them as often as the bigger, more famous species. 1. Andean Mountain Cat The Andean Mountain Cat (Leopardus jacobita) is rarely seen, as its habitat is restricted to the mountains of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile at altitudes above the tree line. 2.

The Pallas's Cat (Otocolobus manul) is also called Manul. 3. The Margay (Leopardus wiedii) resembles an ocelot, but is as small as a domestic house cat. 4. The Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is native to south and southeast Asia, where it prefers to live near water -the better to find fish, of course! 5. The Serval (Leptailurus serval) is a three to four foot long African wild cat that is believed to be the ancient ancestor of both the lion and the cheetah. 6. 7. 8.