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USNM 57796 Hermadion ferox (Baird, 1865) from Antarctica

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W. Geoff Keel Museum Specialist

  • Phone: 301-238-1759
  • Fax: 301-238-1833
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  • Mailing and Courier Delivery Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    Department of Invertebrate Zoology
    Museum Support Center, MRC 534
    4210 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland, MD 20746

    Responsibilities: Lab Manager, Collections care and maintenance, Transaction Management, and Scuba Diver

    Education: B.S. 1995: Appalachian State University

    Research Interests: Polychaetes, particularly "scaleworms" including the families Acoetidae, Aphroditidae, Eulepethidae, Polynoidae and Sigalionidae.

    Selected Publications:
    Barnes, D. K.A., P. Kuklinski, J.A. Jackson, W.G. Keel, S.A. Morley, and J.E. Winston. 2011. Scott's collections help reveal accelerating marine life growth in Antarctica. Current Biology, 21(4): R147-R148.

    Keel, W.G., W.E. Moser, J. Giaccai, A. Ormos, J. Tanner, and L.A. Weight. 2011. Alcohol Recycling at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Collection Forum. 25(1):10-21.

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