Dr. Jack Dumbacher, Curator of Birds and Mammals at the California Academy of Sciences, talks about his field expeditions to Papua New Guinea.
Some of the best discoveries in science are completely serendipitous. Dr. Dumbacher discovered, quite by accident, that a common New Guinea bird uses potent poisons for protection -- a defense never before documented in birds. And that's just the beginning of the story...
John (Jack) P. Dumbacher
Jack Dumbacher is Chairman and Assistant Curator of the Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy at the California Academy of Sciences.