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Cambridge University Science Magazine
Snails, clams, squids and octopoda... Dr. Richard Preece took BlueSci film editor Nick Crumpton behind the scenes in the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge to see the 100,000 specimens of bivalves, gastropods and cephalopods kept behind the museum's closed doors. For the past year researchers in the museum have been taking stock of the collection, photographing historical specimens and making the resource available to the public online. Dr. Preece talked to BlueSci about why this was undertaken, what the collection holds and why the Cambridge material is so important.