Author Archives: Mark Graham

Curiouser and Curiouser: Our Discoveries in 2013

Museum scientists discovered 12 new animal, vegetable and mineral species in 2013. Thus, they contribute to global knowledge-sharing and nurture future scientific discoveries. Continue reading

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Tough Fishing Spots

Dr. Brian Coad is an expert on fishes from the Middle East. His publication on the fishes of Afghanistan adds a new dimension to the natural history of this war-torn region. Continue reading

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The James Bond of Fishes

Do you know the James Bond of fish? It’s just one of the many species that will be included in a forthcoming book about Arctic fish. Continue reading

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Ten Million Stories about Canada

Together, the 10 million objects in our collections occupy five hockey rinks’ worth of space. Individually, each one tells a story and inspires wonder toward the natural world. Continue reading

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In and Out of Oil

To what extent can we go in our drive for fuel without endangering the planet? Continue reading

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Watching the Top of the World

A large amount of data about the Arctic has been collected. But who is putting the pieces together for a larger picture? asks Mark Graham, Vice-President of Research and Collections at the museum. Continue reading

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Nature Nuisances?

Tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters can have unexpected consequences in nature—a fact that scientists are regularly confronted with, as Mark Graham explains. Continue reading

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On Being Old

Research that is based on specimens of long-lived organisms in natural-history collections can help us understand the health of our planet and maybe even lead to the increasing of longevity in others. Continue reading

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The Dino Diner

The lunchroom in our research and collections facility is a veritable scientific hotspot. Interesting discussions, guaranteed! Continue reading

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The Good Bits

Even if they’re microscopic, they can still be important to science. The need to find one tiny specimen among many on a glass slide is so common in natural-history collections that several methods have been developed. Continue reading

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