Fresh Sheet – June 23, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Observe Vindula dejone (The Cruiser). This butterfly has very striking sexual dimorphism. It would be easy to think that the orange male and the larger, brown and white female were two different species. Their behavior is different too. Male...

Fresh Sheet – June 16, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   After posting the weekly Fresh Sheet, we are often asked, “When will the butterflies emerge from their chrysalides to fly around our Tropical Butterfly House?” The answer can be highly variable. Most of the butterflies listed below...

“Sea Urchins See With Their Feet”

PacSci Perspectives   We here at Pacific Science Center love a good headline. When they grab your attention and happen to involve some of our resident creatures, it’s even better. This is one of those. This one comes from Lund University in Sweden by way...

PacSci Podcast: Bugs! Yum!

PacSci Perspectives   A brand new exhibit at Pacific Science Center shines some light on a longstanding human practice: eating bugs and other creepy crawly critters. The idea is not to share some of residents creatures with our Guests. No, the idea is to let our...

Fresh Sheet – June 9, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s shipment from Costa Rica is all about variety. There are 23 species of butterfly that are represented in just this one shipment! Only nine of these species are actually represented on our butterfly guides. People often ask how...
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