Category Archives: Water

Studying the Enriching Effect of Submarine Canyons

Marine biologist Kathy Conlan and her team found 531 species of worms, shrimps, starfishes and more in underwater canyons off Australia. This research helps us understand the importance of such canyons to marine life. Continue reading

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Citizen Science Led by the Canadian Museum of Nature and Ottawa Riverkeeper

A new citizen-watch programme will track the distribution and movements of invasive zebra mussels in the Ottawa River. Continue reading

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Whale Saga at the Museum—Salvaging a Scientific Collection

Curator of Vertebrates Dr. Kamal Khidas writes about rescuing 21,000 samples of whale and marine mammal specimens for scientific research. Continue reading

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Fun, Sun and Fatmuckets: The Canadian Museum of Nature Goes to River Day at Petrie Island

Surprising mussels! A team of museum biologists share their passion for invertebrates. Continue reading

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A microscopic view of the Arctic

Researcher Paul Hamilton explains why you should care about the “hidden” world of Arctic algae. Continue reading

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Scuba Diving for Freshwater Mussels in the Ottawa River

During their very successful field trip, scientist André Martel and teammates found a great variety and abundance of mussels, including the rare hickorynut—a species found in only six rivers in Canada! Continue reading

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Wild Weather Ends Live Beluga Cam

A fierce storm destroyed the Live Wild Beluga Cam equipment, which was set to broadcast a unique gathering of hundreds of whales. Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished for Lamprey Field Team in Northwest Territories

Despite some rough waters, museum scientists reach their quota of lampreys as fieldwork wraps up. Continue reading

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Science in the Kitchen…Collecting Lampreys in the Hay River, Northwest Territories

Success at last as museum scientists hit the jackpot for lampreys…and their kitchen become a lab! Continue reading

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Collecting Lampreys in the Martin River, Northwest Territories

Electrofishing or digging in the dirt? Our researchers do what it takes to get the job done as they begin their quest for lampreys. Continue reading

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