Monthly Archives: August 2016

How Did Those Mussels Get to the Museum’s Pond?

The surprising voyage taken by mussel larvae—which are attached to fish—to reach and colonize one of our ponds. Continue reading

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“Royal Canadian” Diatoms from the Rideau Hall Pond in Ottawa

Museum volunteer Joe Holmes collects “Royal” diatoms from a pond on the grounds of the Governor General’s residence, Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, Ontario. Continue reading

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Windswept Wonders: Collecting Plants and Lichens in Arviat

Paul Sokoloff reflects on a one-month collecting trip by museum botanists around a Nunavut community on the shores of Hudson Bay. Continue reading

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Making Mammoths Come to Life

A combination of science, art and superb craftsmanship helped create our iconic mammoth sculptures 30 years ago. Scott Rufolo shares the story of these attractions, which are based on real fossils. Continue reading

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