Four months have passed since we started to move the dry coral collection from the third floor to the second floor (in the West Research Wing of the Natural History Building). The coral types are downstairs in total and all genera from A through N of the non-types have been moved while being rearranged alphabetically. We are now at approximately the halfway point. The floor space that was once occupied by the dry sponges and the first few rows of the coral collection are about to be given over to Botany.
I am compiling a new squad of collection movers to replace those that worked hard over the summer and are now heading back to school.
With any luck, we should have the second half of the coral collection rearranged and moved into the new cases downstairs by the end of 2014.
Volunteer Opportunity: Assisting with the move of the IZ dry collections.
by Tim Coffer