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Marine Invertebrates


The Marine Invertebrates Department holds approximately 5 million specimens of marine invertebrates, emphasizing mollusks and crustaceans of southern California, Baja California, and the eastern Pacific in general. 

The Marine Invertebrates Department is supported in part by the Herbert N. Lowe Conchology Collection Fund.


Local Shells—Souvenirs from the Sea
Barnacles in SDNHM Collections

Use Policy

Individuals or organizations wishing to return loaned material should contact Registrar Margaret Dykens at 619.255.0225.


    Collections Department
    fax: 619.232.0248