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The rocks in fishes’ heads tell amazing stories

When I collect and research fish specimens for the Canadian Museum of Nature’s collection, I’m often particularly interested in the rocks in their heads. These tiny rocky structures, just millimetres in size, are called otoliths, or ear stones. For fishes, … Continue reading

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Why should we get excited about one new species in the ocean?

Why should we get excited about one new species in the ocean?
Read more about a giant file clam which now has a new identity. Continue reading

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So when do you know you’ve discovered a new species?

When do you know you’ve discovered a new species? Read part 1 of the story of a giant file clam found 30 years ago. Continue reading

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Tough Fishing Spots

Dr. Brian Coad is an expert on fishes from the Middle East. His publication on the fishes of Afghanistan adds a new dimension to the natural history of this war-torn region. Continue reading

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The James Bond of Fishes

Do you know the James Bond of fish? It’s just one of the many species that will be included in a forthcoming book about Arctic fish. Continue reading

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