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New Horned Dinosaur
Spiclypeus shipporum, a new dinosaur with an extraordinary frill.
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- How Did Those Mussels Get to the Museum’s Pond?
The surprising voyage taken by mussel larvae—which are attached to fish—to reach and colonize one of our ponds.
- “Royal Canadian” Diatoms from the Rideau Hall Pond in Ottawa
Museum volunteer Joe Holmes collects "Royal" diatoms from a pond on the grounds of the Governor General's residence, Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, Ontario.
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For years, Canada’s first dinosaur fossils remained in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature, overlooked by scientists. Now, more than 120 years after being discovered, a Carleton University student has begun the painstaking work of cataloguing them.
Whether on the front lines or behind the scenes, people have been participating in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s volunteer program for nearly 40 years. In 2015-2016 alone, volunteers amassed over 13,000 hours of work.
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We are grateful to The W. Garfield Weston Foundation for generously supporting research at the Canadian Museum of Nature.