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Due to inclement weather, UCO will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 28. All classes, including virtual classes, and activities are canceled. Offices are closed.


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insect-specimensThe invertebrate Museum was moved into its completed facility in Howell Hall LAB, room 261 in 1997. It houses the unique aquatic invertebrate collection of Dr. David Bass' Caribbean research, and is one of the largest of its kind in the world, with over 6,800 specimens collected since 1985. It has been an active faculty research collection that, along with graduate student research activities in Oklahoma and the Caribbean, continues to grow by hundreds of specimens each year. Curator - David Bass, Ph.D.

The Invertebrate Museum also houses the insect collection, including those from pollination research. There are 7,600 terrestrial insect specimens housed in the collection. Curator - Wayne Lord, Ph.D.