Monthly Archives: August 2012

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Puts an Oxytropis on Their Head

Home safe—but not necessarily as sane—for the four botanists on the Arctic Expedition of 2012. Continue reading

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Small World, Teeny Dolphin

As soon as she saw it, Jennifer-Lee Mason wanted to say “Awww… I want one”. Apparently the diminutive Hector’s dolphin—it’s a bit larger than a dog—is not without its charms. Continue reading

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New Mineral Discoveries on Baffin Island, Nunavut

Museum mineralogists hit the ground and find some cool specimens for future studies. Continue reading

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Ice and Land—Impressions from Baffin Island, Nunavut

Icebergs, a bumpy plane ride and awe-inspiring landscapes impress mineralogist Paula Piilonen during fieldwork. Continue reading

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Backyard Biodiversity: Exploring the Museum’s Outdoor Habitats

Who knew? From wet forest to a meadow and a pond, diversity abounds around the museum’s research facility. Continue reading

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Learning about the Arctic in Iqaluit, Nunavut

From sea ice to sled dogs, there was much to take in during a trip to Iqaluit with Students on Ice. Continue reading

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The Strap-Toothed Whale: A Fascinating Specimen in Whales Tohorā

As a conservator with the museum, Carolyn Leckie has examined all the specimens in the exhibition Whales Tohorā. The strap-toothed whale’s bizarre teeth particularly fascinated her. Continue reading

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