Mammoth for dinner? YIBS research profiled in New York Times

February 3, 2016

Mystery meat debunked! Neither sloth nor mammoth, declare Yale researchers.

An interdisciplinary team determined that a piece of meat, saved from a 1951 Explorer’s Club banquet and long thought to be giant sloth or woolly mammoth, once belonged to a turtle. A green sea turtle served in soup. The study involved students and faculty from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geology, and Anthropology, and was made possible by the YIBS Center for Genetic Analyses of Biodiversity. The famous specimen belongs to a collection at the Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Read more coverage at YaleNews and the New York Times, and view the paper at PLOS One.


News & Updates

Edward P. Bass Distinguished Lecture "Bicycling, Birding and #BLM Across America in a Summer of Chaos"

October 23, 2020
During summer 2020 I undertook a 76-day, ~3800 mile bicycle trip across the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, encountering extraordinary people,...

Lecture Addresses Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM

October 22, 2020
On Tuesday, October 20th, over 100 students and professors gathered via Zoom for a lecture titled “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Addressing Systemic Racism in STEM” given...

Nature article by YIBS affiliated faculty, Hutchinson postdoc, & colleagues

October 12, 2020
In a Nature article just published with their colleagues, YIBS Affiliated Faculty Peter Raymond (Professor of Ecosystem Ecology at Yale School of the Environment, or YSE) and...