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- Freezing Arctic microbes for the future
Roger Bull and Warwick Vincent report on an international project that will send samples of Arctic freshwater microbes to the museum for permanent cryogenic preservation.
- 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, …