Monthly Archives: July 2016

What’s in a Name? A Year in Taxonomy at the Canadian Museum of Nature

A total of 34 new species were described by museum scientists in 2015, all with new scientific names. Some of our experts even had species named after them! Continue reading

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Searching for Pearly Mussels in the Rideau River during the Hottest Days of Summer

Sixteen years after the first study, what is the state of native mussels in Ontario’s Rideau River? Research scientist André Martel and team will be diving all summer to find out. Continue reading

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Bioblitz: Nature Nuts Combine Forces

On your marks! Get set! Go collect! Continue reading

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All Fired Up!

Administrative Assistant Lory Beaudoin has discovered an unexpected aspect of her job: accompanying museum scientists to the firing range! Continue reading

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Museum Metabolism

Like animals and plants, museums have a “metabolism”. Do you know how it functions? Continue reading

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