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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News from the Museum
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- Lemmings: The favourite Arctic meal
The Museum’s Dominique Fauteux writes that lemmings might be small but they pack a big ecological footprint.
- Whale composting: Letting bacteria do the hard work of specimen defleshing
Marie-Hélène Hubert reports that when it comes to preparing 40-year-old, formalin-preserved whale specimens, composting is a collection staffer’s best friend.
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The museum is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Trustees With their arrival, the museum also bids farewell to Board vice-chair Nicholas Offord.
Enjoy this slide show with some new species described by our researchers in 2018