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The Biology and Evolution of Mollusks
Lecture by Gonzalo Giribet
Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the University of North Carolina
From tiny snails to the giant clam (Tridacna gigas), mollusks are the most diverse and widely distributed family of marine invertebrates. Professor Gonzalo Giribet, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at Harvard’s MCZ, discusses how scientists are decoding the Mollusca genetic family tree to learn how they’ve adapted, survived, and thrived since the pre-Cambrian era.

Learn about the new exhibition Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm, featuring research from Professor Gonzalo Giribet's lab.