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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Bee expert and research associate Thomas Onuferko, Ph.D. has a new species named after him, Lasioglossum onuferkoi. It was among many specimens he collected during his 2019 fieldwork. The bee was described earlier this year in a scientific paper by Ph.D. candidate Joel Gardner and Jason Gibbs, Ph.D.
Museum botanists have identified more than 140 species of vascular plants collected during their field expedition to Agguttinni Territorial Park in the summer of 2021.
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- Planet Ice Returns: The Show (Snow?) Must Go On
In honour of the Planet Ice exhibit re-opening this summer, the museum’s Scott Rufolo unveils some of the mysteries of the Ice Age.
- Flowers and Fiords: Botany in Agguttinni Territorial Park
Join the museum’s Paul Sokoloff as he recounts the events of his fieldwork in Agguttinni Territorial Park in summer 2021 and some of the specimens he and his colleagues collected.