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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. Learn more.

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

Projects and News

Read what our scientists are working on. More.


The specimens in our Marine Invertebrates collection document the past and inform the future. More.


We search and we research. We are keepers of the ecological record. Meet the team. More.


Understand this place we call home. More.

Use Policy and Contact Information

Individuals or organizations wishing to access the collection may contact Collections Registrar Pam Horsley at