Exploring how (and when) whales, dolphins and porpoises evolved the ability to efficiently swim through the water.
The Burke Museum and College of Engineering are collaborating to scan and 3D print a large-scale mammoth.
An extinct animal often cited as a ‘missing link’ between modern seals and their four-limbed, land-dwelling ancestors.
How does competition between species affect their long-term evolution?
We started removing the cast covering LuLu the Columbian mammoth's tusk to get a glimpse into its preservation.
Burke paleontologists collected the partial skull of what's likely a Columbian mammoth after it was found along an eroded bluff near Sequim.
What can the fossil record tell us about how seals and sea lions evolved into the animals they are today?
Researchers are turning to the Burke’s collection of fossil baleen whales from the Pacific Northwest to better understand how the largest creatures on earth evolved.
The Burke's paleontological collections are accessible and searchable in this online database.
Graduate Student Brandon Peecook and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Christian Sidor described Washington’s first dinosaur fossil in May 2015.
The Zambian and Tanzanian fossil beds preserved both plants and animals, providing information on paleoclimate before and after extinction.