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- Writing about Swimming: Read "Prehistoric Swimmers: Tiktaalik vs. Puijila" from November 23, 2010.
- Découverte: Watch this 10-minute segment from October 18, 2009. (In French).
- Not Exactly Rocket Science: Read "Puijila, the Walking Seal—A Beautiful Transitional Fossil", a posting in Ed Yong's science blog.
- The Coastal Paleontologist: Read "Puijila, a Very Basal 'Pinnipedimorph'" in the palaeontology blog of Robert Boessenecker Bozeman.
- Laelaps: Read "Puijila darwini: A Significant Seal" in Brian Switek's science blog.
- BBC News: Check out the story "'Missing Link' Fossil Seal Walked".
- New Scientist: Read "Fossil Seal Had the Feet of an Otter" in the April 25, 2009 (number 2705) issue of this magazine.
- Nature Podcast: Listen to an interview with Natalia Rybczynski on the April 23, 2009 edition of this audio show, published by the journal Nature.
- CTV Newsnet: Watch this clip for an interview with Natalia Rybczynski by host Dan Matheson.
- CTV National News: Watch this piece about the Puijila fossil and its discovery, which includes interview footage of Natalia Rybczynski.
- Canada AM: Watch Natalia Rybczynski being interviewed about the Puijila discovery by host Seamus O'Regan, on this CTV show.
- Quirks and Quarks: Listen to the "Perambulating Pinnipeds" segment, featuring Natalia Rybczynski and what we're learning from the Puijila fossil, on this CBC Radio One show.
- Daily Planet: Watch this six-minute segment featuring Natalia Rybczynski and the significance of the Puijila discovery, from this Discovery Channel television show.
- Press Release: April 22, 2009—Canadian Museum of Nature palaeontologist finds Arctic "missing link" fossil (seal evolution), publishes about it in Nature.
- Exhibition: A replica (a 3D print) of the Puijila darwini fossil appears in the travelling exhibition Extreme Mammals. Visit the exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature from June 3 to November 6, 2011.
- The scientific paper: Rybczynski, N., M. Dawson, and R.H. Tedford. A semi-aquatic Arctic mammalian carnivore from the Miocene Epoch and origin of Pinnipedia. Nature 458 (23 April 2009): 1021–1024.
- Overview video: Watch this short documentary for a summary of what lead researcher Natalia Rybczynski is learning from the Puijila darwini fossil.
- Relevant web sites of the Canadian Museum of Nature:
- Wikipedia: Read the article about Puijila darwini.
- Tiktaalik roseae web site (from the University of Chicago). Learn about this "fishapod", a fossil fish with tetrapod ("four-footed") features from the Canadian Arctic.
- Haughton-Mars Project web site (from the Mars Institute). Learn about this international, interdisciplinary field-research project, which uses the Haughton Crater on Devon Island, Nunavut, as an analogue for the terrain on Mars.