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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Image of Hermadion ferox

USNM 57796 Hermadion ferox (Baird, 1865) from Antarctica

bar Image of Geoff Keel

W. Geoff Keel Museum Specialist

  • Phone: 301-238-1759
  • Fax: 301-238-1833
  • E-mail:

  • 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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