NEWSLETTER: HALFWAY FEBRUARY 2017 2017-02-17
THE WEATHER IN THE PHILIPPINES AND NO SHELLS.
The year is now up and running, festivities of January are becoming a souvenir and all is advancing and working.
NEWSLETTER: HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MNHN MALACOLOGY LAB 2017-01-24
It is already a tradition by now that around the end of January we mail around the past year achievements of Philippe Bouchet and his staff from and around the French National Museum of Natural History. In French the "Muséum National d'histoire naturelle". Their achievements are stunning and for years the group sets an example of modern natural history exploration. We wish you happy reading.
NEWSLETTER: THE END OF 2016 AND THE START OF 2017 2017-01-10
2016 has been, as stated in all major international media, an important year with major changes in politics, finances and global business. All have been affected in one way or another, although a major part of humanity will never know that. But shell collectors do, as our occupation is quite international in its scope. Our journals and books relate on travels abroad, on seas far away, on animals that range from the Arctic to the tropics, from one side of the globe to the other. And parcels with shells and books travel all over the world in quantity, on a daily basis. So, we are concerned and hope for the best to come, despite the fact that 2016 is the year that humanity seems to shift away from the tremendous benefits we got through globalization, especially in our activities.