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 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, …
- Lemmings: The favourite Arctic meal
The Museum’s Dominique Fauteux writes that lemmings might be small but they pack a big ecological footprint.
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The museum's president considers how we contributed to each component of our mission.
The priorities of the newly appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage, as defined in the Ministerial mandate letter, highlight the critical role museums play in providing access and enabling scientific literacy for Canadians.