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Would anyone happen to have contact info for anyone in the fossil field at the Smithsonian/Museum of Natural History? Actually, any museum, or "official"(?) expert of the field--Prehistoric whales/Cetus.

Ive tried contacting anyone from the smithsonian website contact form, and through email, but haven't had any luck yet. I know they would be very busy, but as my attempts have only gone to the most general direction, I'm thinking that if the messages even end up getting to the correct people at all, they may not even get the messages for some time. 

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JohnJ

The best person to contact is here on TFF...not the Smithsonian, but a published "whale expert".

 

@Boesse

 

:D

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SailingAlongToo
46 minutes ago, Still_human said:

Would anyone happen to have contact info for anyone in the fossil field at the Smithsonian/Museum of Natural History? Actually, any museum, or "official"(?) expert of the field--Prehistoric whales/Cetus.

Ive tried contacting anyone from the smithsonian website contact form, and through email, but haven't had any luck yet. I know they would be very busy, but as my attempts have only gone to the most general direction, I'm thinking that if the messages even end up getting to the correct people at all, they may not even get the messages for some time. 

 

Dave Bohaska is the Smithsonian cetacean guru. You can find his email through the museums website. I also know for a fact he is pro-amateur fossil hunters.

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Still_human
43 minutes ago, DPS Ammonite said:

Try contacting the head vertebrate person, Hans Sues: https://profiles.si.edu/display/nSuesH3222006

 

Select contact.

What do you mean "select contact"? I didn't see any way to choose contacts, as the link goes specifically to Sues' page.

 

...And thank you for the help!

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Still_human
1 minute ago, SailingAlongToo said:

 

Dave Bohaska is the Smithsonian cetacean guru. You can find his email through the museums website. I also know for a fact he is pro-amateur fossil hunters.

Thank you so much!

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Still_human
32 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

The best person to contact is here on TFF...not the Smithsonian, but a published "whale expert".

 

@Boesse

 

:D

Thank you very much!

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DPS Ammonite
2 minutes ago, Still_human said:

What do you mean "select contact"? I didn't see any way to choose contacts, as the link goes specifically to Sues' page.

I should have said click on “send message”.

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sharkdoctor

@Metopocetus is a great resource on this topic

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Still_human
On 3/26/2019 at 2:54 PM, DPS Ammonite said:

I should have said click on “send message”.

Cool, thanks:) he responded right away. He gave me the email of someone he thought would be able to help.

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Still_human
On 3/26/2019 at 3:29 PM, DPS Ammonite said:

Here is a curator for fossil marine mammals: 

 

https://profiles.si.edu/display/nPyensonN12102009

Thanks so much, I hear hes a great person to contact--I actually just emailed him yesterday. He's the contact that Hans Sues gave me:)

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Still_human
On 3/26/2019 at 3:57 PM, sharkdoctor said:

@Metopocetus is a great resource on this topic

Thank you very much!

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