Where better to get natural-science story ideas than the Canadian Museum of Nature?
The museum is Canada's national natural history museum, with roots dating back more than 150 years. With numerous specialists on staff, the museum is renowned in the scientific community for exciting, break-through research. Many of the treasures in our more than 14.6 million-specimen collection are one-of-a-kind.
From the cleaning and mounting of a blue whale skeleton, to the discovery of a new genus of fossil carnivore, we have many exciting stories to tell.
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The museum hosted some of Canada’s nature leaders n September as part of the Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. The event marked another milestone for the museum and its decades-long involvement with the IUCN.
In recognition of his taxonomic expertise, biologist Ed Hendrycks has been honoured with a “nice surprise”. A Russian scientist has immortalized his name with a new genus of amphipod: Hendrycksopleustes.
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- Lampreys: Terrifying Alien Monsters or Fascinating Ancient Fishes?
Join the museum’s Noel Alfonso as he answers the question: are lampreys terrifying, underwater monsters, or ancient fishes with an important purpose?
- Fluorite by Fire
Join the museum’s Paula Piilonen as she studies Phnom Bayong, a granodiorite mountain in Cambodia that is rich in fluorite.