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.
Washington's first dinosaur fossil gives insight into what the west coast was like 80 million years ago.
Seattle is abuzz after construction workers find an unexpected guest from the ice age.
Hunting for fossils isn’t as glamorous as it’s cracked up to be.
A labor of love! Burke paleontologists take steps to preserve the South Lake Union mammoth tusk.