Author Archives: Noel Alfonso

Expedition to Davis Strait: Rough Seas, Cod-Liver Sandwiches and a Highly Diverse Marine Ecosystem to Study

Noel Alfonso’s recent sea voyage wasn’t easy, but his efforts were well rewarded. He reports that 71 fish specimens and 119 invertebrate specimens have enriched the museum’s Arctic collections—and our understanding of this environment. Continue reading

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Expedition to Davis Strait

A golden opportunity to study the biodiversity in an underexplored portion of the Northwest Passage. Continue reading

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Getting the “Inside” Scoop about Fish

Cool! Noel Alfonso explains how and why the museum uses X-rays to learn more about fish. Continue reading

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A Fishing Story, Museum Style

We’ve all heard a thousand fish stories. But that of Noel Alfonso and Marc Beck is special, because they’re fishing for live specimens for our RBC Blue Water Gallery. Continue reading

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