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Species in Pieces

Equal parts hopeful and heartbreaking, Species in Pieces is an interactive exhibition that showcases some of the world's "most interesting but unfortunately endangered species." Launched with the goal of informing and inspiring action on genetic diversity, the resource uses creative CSS formatting to display 30 fragmented pieces that represent and come together to visually form 30 species, symbolic of a "common struggle for survival." Clicking the "All Pieces" button in the top left corner of the site leads visitors to a rotating ring of all 30 animals included in the exhibit. Visitors may self-select a species to investigate or click the "Select a piece randomly" button, which surprises users with an automated pick. For each creature exhibited, ranging from red pandas (number 21) to knysna seahorses (number 9), visitors will find background information on that animal's statistics, video footage, information on the unique threats it faces, and additional resources by clicking the "What's the Threat?" button on the right side of the site. Visitors can also choose to "cycle through" the complete list of 30 species using the middle button on the left side. Designer and coder Bryan James created the site in 2015. To learn more about James's inspiration and research, click the "Causes and Sources" link at the bottom of the webpage.
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Date of Scout Publication
May 15th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
April 28th, 2020 at 12:26pm
Date Of Record Release
April 29th, 2020 at 8:35am
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