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With over 15,000 specimens, the HSU Vertebrate Museum is home to one of the premier research and teaching collections of mammals, amphibians and reptiles in California. We serve as a center for field and specimen-based research and teaching in ecology, evolution and conservation of vertebrates. We provide training for students in everything from fieldwork, to museum specimen preparation, to modern genetic analyses. The Museum is also a member of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, a national organization charged with attending to stranded marine mammals, and is responsible for salvaging stranded mammals on the California coast from Shelter Cove to the Oregon border. The Vertebrate Museum is located in Science C.