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The presence of the “Pakenham whale” links to a time 13,000 to 10,000 years ago, when an ice-age inlet of the Atlantic Ocean blanketed parts of Ontario and Quebec. This habitat for aquatic life, known as the Champlain Sea, was created by the retreating glaciers during the close of the last glacial period.
A tiny and elusive marine worm from the St. Lawrence Estuary has a new identity—thanks to the persistence of the museum’s Curator of Invertebrates, Dr. Jean-Marc Gagnon.
An October tradition that attracts thousands of nature enthusiasts has one gone online this year.
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- Portraits of Nature for Valentine’s Day
Tetsuto Miyashita, the museum’s newest research scientist, is eager to share his first blog post—and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Complete with coloured illustrations and links to helpful resources, he has the perfect gift recommendation for the natural history buff in your family.
- What Colour Are Fossils? Where Science and Artistry Merge
Join Alan McDonald as he answers one of the most popular questions of museumgoers: what colour are dinosaur fossils and why?