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Bishop Museum wins grants to digitize research on species

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                                The Bishop Museum’s mollusk collection — including handwritten field notes going back 100 years — is scheduled to be digitized through a $1.3 million grant. Tricia Goulding, a researcher at the museum, takes a digital photo of a tiny shell using a microscope outfitted with a camera back.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Bishop Museum’s mollusk collection — including handwritten field notes going back 100 years — is scheduled to be digitized through a $1.3 million grant. Tricia Goulding, a researcher at the museum, takes a digital photo of a tiny shell using a microscope outfitted with a camera back.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                In addition to its mollusk collection, Bishop Museum’s insect collection also will be digitized. Tiny Perdicella ornata mollusks are shown.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    In addition to its mollusk collection, Bishop Museum’s insect collection also will be digitized. Tiny Perdicella ornata mollusks are shown.

The National Science Foundation has awarded two grants to the Bishop Museum — one for $1.3 million and another for $245,000 — to digitize its separate mollusk and insect collections, which could help identify living species of animals believed to be extinct. Read more

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