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The J. Linsley Gressitt Center for Research in Entomology is the premier collection of Pacific insects in the world. No other collection has the holdings, the scope, or the representation of specimens from the Pacific and surrounding areas. Greatest holdings are from the Hawaiian Islands, SE Asia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. The collection houses an [...]
Over the past century, the purpose of Bishop Museum’s Anthropology Department has been to study the cultural heritage of Hawai‘i and cultures throughout the Pacific. Today, the Anthropology Department is focused primarily on an archaeological research program, using the techniques of this discipline to answer questions about the long-term history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific [...]
In 1889, the Bishop Museum received its first collection of fishes, consisting of 27 specimens taken by the U.S. Fish Commission's vessel Albatross off the west coast of North America. The collection grew steadily under Alvin Seale, who worked in the capacity of Collector for the Museum from 1899 to 1903. He collected fishes from [...]
Started in 1889, the Bishop Museum Ichthyology collection is among the largest and most complete for the vast Indo-Pacific region. It contains over 40,000 cataloged lots, including over 3,000 type specimens. The primary emphasis of the collection is tropical coral-reef fishes within the Indo-Pacific, but it also includes material from pelagic and deep-sea environments. The [...]
Diving hundreds of meters into the Mesophotic region of the coral reef is always an adventure.