Marine Invertebrate and Malacology Collection

The Jim van Es Marine Invertebrate and Malacology Collection in the department of Biological Sciences includes a wide range of preserved marine invertebrate animals from the Northeastern Pacific Ocean, including sponges, jellyfish, anemones and many different kinds of worms, crustaceans, clams, snails and echinoderms (starfish, sand dollars and their relatives). It also includes an extensive collection of dried mollusc shells from all over the world. This valuable teaching resource is used for courses in animal diversity.

Location and Access

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Contact the Curator to arrange an appointment or tour