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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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In and Out of Oil

To what extent can we go in our drive for fuel without endangering the planet? Continue reading

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Research Ignites!

In five minutes and 20 slides plus a dash of humour, museum researchers spark our interest in their work. Continue reading

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The Strap-Toothed Whale: A Fascinating Specimen in Whales Tohorā

As a conservator with the museum, Carolyn Leckie has examined all the specimens in the exhibition Whales Tohorā. The strap-toothed whale’s bizarre teeth particularly fascinated her. 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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Do Iwi, Taonga and Motu Mean Anything to You?

How is the content of the Whales Tohorā exhibition, which is partly in Māori, made accessible to the Canadian public? Caroline Lanthier explains her work in adapting the exhibition, which opens on March 2, 2012. Continue reading

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Beluga: My Favourite Extreme Mammal

Four Canadian Museum of Nature staff members have each adopted a favourite extreme mammal. Follow them in this blog to see what’s so special about these awesome creatures. You’ll be certain to have all the cool and extreme info on … Continue reading

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