Marine Invertebrate and Malacology Collection

A spiked shell skeleton placed next to its identification record, surrounded by other specimens.

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.

As the University of Alberta is enacting additional safety measures regarding the state of public health emergency in Alberta, all museum collections will be closed until further notice.