Author Archives: Steve Cumbaa

About Steve Cumbaa

I'm a research scientist in vertebrate paleontology at the Canadian Museum of Nature, specializing in fossil fishes and marine paleoenvironments. Most of my field work takes place in Canada - largely in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Making new discoveries and exploring remote places is a terrific part of the job, but I also enjoy the opportunity to bring science directly to the public by giving talks, contributing to exhibits and websites, and writing articles and books, including several science books for children. My own four children are grown and pursuing their dreams. My wife Penny and I now share our home in Ottawa with our two large dogs.

What’s Wrong with This Story?

Museum palaeontologist Steve Cumbaa is thrilled by the discovery of a long-necked plesiosaur. He would prefer, however, that this marvellous creature not be confused with a dinosaur! Continue reading

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