That's horrible. They've basically lost their biological heritage in one fire. This is what worries me about collections in California. Most of them are located on major fault lines.


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Subject: Delhi museum catastrophe

This the NMND, India's National Museum, and this is truly an appalling
disaster. They do not report any injuries, which is good, but our
colleagues there are apparently now without either a home, or a
collection. Truly devastating.


Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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