Monthly Archives: February 2012

Time for Taxonomy

The Canadian Museum of Nature represents Canada and plays an active role in the international plan for the advancement of taxonomy, explains Mark Graham. Continue reading

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Imagine a World without Seafood

Is it possible to ethically consume seafood, without contributing to its disappearance? Continue reading

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Tū Hononga’s Journey

Getting a whale skull and other oversized items into the museum and up four floors was an unprecedented undertaking that required ingenuity and expertise. Continue reading

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A Whale of a Time

Hoisting a sperm-whale skull that weighs a couple-thousand kilograms to the museum’s fourth floor is an enormous undertaking! Continue reading

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Diorama Artist Clarence Tillenius

The recently deceased wildlife and landscape painter, Clarence Tillenius, left a precious legacy at the museum, and remembrance of an exceptional man. Continue reading

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