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The beauty of a paper kite butterfly chrysalis—only outdone by what's within. See for yourself when our new butterfly-emergence experience opens March 3! 
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Caught on film for the first time! This beautifully bizarre, deep-sea ghost shark (aka chimaera), thanks to a Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute ROV operating around 6,700 feet: calacade.my/2gJG14R.
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A tropical holiday hat for biologist Patrick L., or what happens when two green tree pythons decide to snuggle? (📷 by curator Vikki M.)
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That feeling when you learn the facts about reindeer antlers. (Plus, peek inside our scientific collections & see where our visiting reindeer live when at home!) From KQED Science​: calacade.my/2gX7Quv.
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Reindeer on the roof? You know what that means: "'Tis the Season for Science" opens TOMORROW! calacade.my/1PQNP4o 🎄❄️⛄
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Chance we can talk our Geology department into doing this: decidedly low. Chance we'll try anyway: exceedingly high.

Japan's "museum of rocks that look like faces," via Colossal: calacade.my/2eCZVTb.
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WINTER IS COMING—which means "'Tis the Season for Science" is too! Snowman Theater > the Others. ⛄🔔❄️ (Vid by planetarium engineer Dan T.)
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Excerpt from Academy executive director Jon Foley's letter to staff. Full text: calacade.my/2emAhBQ. ❤️🌎
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Home is beautiful. Let's take care of it—& each other. 
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What everyone needs today: the tranquility of our oh-so-peaceful Shark & Ray Lagoon webcam. Goes great with voting. calacade.my/1pShq1Q 💯
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