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We are grateful to the following photographers, artists, and writers for graciously allowing us to use their work on our pages. Please do not use photographs or artwork without acquiring permission directly from the copyright owner. If no contact is provided, write to the for more information.

The Museum is grateful to those who contributed their time and work to making this website.

Judy Gibson and Dale Clark—the original San Diego Natural History Museum Webteam—were responsible for the concept, site design, content development, some of the writing and photography, and most of the HTML coding. The home page was redesigned in September 2002 by Website Manager Deborah Walden. At that time, new navigation and standard banners were added to he site. Volunteer Zackarey Vineyard designed the existing banners.

The lively and engaging Kids' Habitat was conceived, designed, and written by Nancy Owens Renner of our Exhibits staff, in consultation with paleontologist Tom Deméré.

Linda West expanded on Nancy's original concept for Kids' Habitat with the development of Dinosaur Dig, adding new information, games, and a "slide show." She also developed and wrote Mineral Matters, in consultation with former Mineral Collection Assistant Leslie Boockoff, and Shark School, in consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Graham, Research Physiologist/ Marine Biologist at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Linda also created The Eyes Have It, Canine Corner, and Lights Alive. Linda has continued development work and completed a 2005 redesign of Kids' Habitat, Nature to You Loan Program (website component) and Mineral and Fossil sections of the Field Guide.

Paul Brewin and Michael Field, members of the Exhibits Department, contributed the text and photos for that department's section of the site, with its intriguing behind-the-scenes glimpses.

Director of Exhibits Tim Murray is providing photographs and commentary for the behind-the-scenes of Fossil Mysteries. Tim also supplied photos of the new wing while under construction.

The Field Guide to the Californias has grown to include species accounts for our region's arthropods, fossils, reptiles and amphibians, and minerals. We thank the Museum's researchers for providing research support, access to the Museum's collections, and insights into and information about local species. Special thanks to Dr. Bradford Hollingsworth for his continuing work on Reptiles and Amphibians.

Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A.R. Valentien, was designed by volunteer Cary Canning and added to the website in April 2003.

Online databases for our Botany and Paleontology collections—were programmed by Mike Kelley of InterMedia Development.

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