Tag Archives: Research

In the Amazing Business: Museum Collections

A 3 metre-long tooth? A retractable stomach that penetrates the body of the prey? The museum’s collections are not lacking in surprising specimens! Continue reading

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Blackflies, begone! Studying the plants of northern Ontario’s peatlands.

Botanist Jennifer Doubt returned to a field camp this summer for an environmental survey of plant diversity. 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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Awe Inspiring

Following thousands of hours of labour, design and toil…Tallulah is complete. And she is MAGNIFICENT!)

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The animal care technician had a wonderful surprise recently! While caring for our friends in the freshwater aquarium, she found eggs on the predatory side of the tank (see previous posts about how the freshwater tank is divided). Further great … Continue reading

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Allow me to introduce…

The Pacific Aquarium will be a prominent feature of the Water Gallery–the first thing visitors will see upon entering the gallery.  CMN’s exhibition technicians have been caring for and grooming the amazing and beautiful creatures for years, while the gallery … Continue reading

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Hungry much?

Up until now all the action in the water gallery has been in the freshwater tank. I know the exhibit designers, builders and animal care specialists might not agree with me – they’ve been furiously planning behind the scenes! But, … Continue reading

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The Education Department helps out with The Water Project

The new permanent Water gallery is just one part of a larger water project at the museum.  The Education department is participating by developing new programming and collaborating with teachers across the country to create new learning resources.   “Water in … Continue reading

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