Amphioxus against a black background

Reconstructing ancestors: insights from the ocean

Giacomo Gattoni, PhD Student, writes: When we look at the natural world we are often in awe at the richness and diversity of life forms that we can observe. As an undergraduate student, I became fascinated by evolution, the process through which this diversity originated during the history of life. I am particularly interested in reconstructing ancestors of modern animals, organisms that lived in the … Continue reading Reconstructing ancestors: insights from the ocean

Branchiostoma Image credit Elia Benito Gutierrez

“Not a fish but the ‘making of’ a fish.”

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most. Dr Elia Benito-Gutierrez Department of Zoology “I still remember the day I was told about amphioxus in my first year of University. A fish that was not a fish but the ‘making of’ a fish. Hiding in the … Continue reading “Not a fish but the ‘making of’ a fish.”