Monthly Archives: November 2017

Small pond holds big fish diversity, and drama

It’s a small pond at the Canadian Museum of Nature’s research facility, but there’s big fish drama swimming in it. Museum summer student Francesco Janzen reveals a diverse world of finned deception, conflict and even a fish that uses electricity to catch its prey – all under the surface of a little pond. Continue reading

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Moss and Lichen: Wait, what’s the difference?

To Canadian Museum of Nature cryptogam enthusiast Cassandra Robillard they are small, fascinating and loveable. But for most people, a look at the botany assistant’s favourite organisms draws the question: What’s that? Continue reading

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