Health Science / Unique Secret

Mark Siddall

“I’m very attached to leeches, and they’re sometimes attached to me.”


Mark Siddall is a leech expert.  He finds the critters in Africa, in the Amazon, on hippo bottoms, and on himself.


Mark is a culinary adventurer specializing in flounder sushi, urchin testes, and seaweed custard.

The Bottom of Things

Culinary Adventurer

30 Second Science with Mark Siddall

10 Questions for Mark Siddall


About Mark Siddall

Mark is Curator and Professor of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History.