We went to an exhibit titled “Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History,” an interesting display of items that examines how scientists use the Smithsonian collections to enlighten and illuminate our understanding of nature and human culture. I took a few pictures, but most of it was more appropriate for viewing and reading about than photographing.
This pink coralline algae from Labrador, Canada, lived for 969 years and recorded how its ocean changed over the centuries. Scientists say these algae are a key archive of information because they grow in distinct layers year after year, diligently recording their surroundings in the process.
'Objects of Wonder': The long journey, posted earlier: