Monthly Archive: December Rese

ROM in the Field: Bats, Barcoding, and a Baby

Posted: September 8, 2015 - 16:15 , by Stacey Kerr
A tube-nosed bat (Murina cyclotis) in flight. Photo by Vincent Luk

ROM Biodiversity (@ROMBiodiversity) is in the fields and forests of Sri Lanka for an intense four weeks doing the first comprehensive survey of bats and other small mammals in close to 80 years. Follow the South Asian adventure on social media with #ROMSriLanka, and join Burton Lim and the Team LIVE from the field on September 10 at noon:  

My Experience as a Web Intern at the ROM

Posted: July 31, 2014 - 15:14 , by Jaime Clifton-Ross
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Behind the entrance to the Bat Cave, is this delightful diorama of deer in the forest. This reminded me so much of the forest diorama at The Royal British Columbia Museum.  Photos by Jaime Clifton-Ross (left) and Royal British Columbia Museum (right).

Jaime Clifton-Ross reflects on her Summer 2014 internship at the ROM.

The Monastery of St Moses, Syria: The Cave Survey

Posted: July 11, 2014 - 12:20 , by Robert Mason
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This cave would have been a home for one of the monks of the Deir Mar Musa community, the wall at the front of the photograph shows that they had a small terrace outside the cave, either for a living area or for growing food.

The monastery at Deir Mar Musa would not have just comprised the main buildings, the monks would actually have been dispersed in hermitages across the landscape.

Montréal Botanical Garden hosts the 50th Anniversary meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 10:29 , by Tim Dickinson
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By being late for the banquet, we came across a family of foxes who were moving out into the Garden after most of the human visitors had left.

Deb Metsger and I are on the train coming back from Montréal where we attended the 50th Anniversary meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association.

Triceratops Dig Week 1

Posted: June 23, 2014 - 10:26 , by David Evans
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Land with water on it

For the past week, a small crew from the Royal Ontario Museum’s palaeontology division has been excavating a Triceratops site on private ranchland in Harding County, South Dakota.

The Monastery of St Moses, Syria: Introduction

Posted: June 17, 2014 - 15:32 , by Robert Mason
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View of the old monastery buildings from the South in 2004, with then Brother Jihad, a member of the monastery.

Robert Mason reports on his years of archaeological fieldwork at the Monastery of St Moses, Syria, in this blog series. 



A Fish With a Big Bang

Posted: June 11, 2014 - 13:00 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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Illustration of Metaspriggina

New fossils reveal first hints of the evolution of jaws in primitive fish.

Ontario BioBlitz Brings Bad News for Arachnophobes

Posted: June 9, 2014 - 03:03 , by Stacey Kerr
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a young boy carefully lets a spider crawl across his palms

Guest Blogger and 2014 Ontario Bioblitz Arachnid Taxon team leader Dr. Gergin Blagoev, Research Associate at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), tells us about finding double the expected number of spider species in the Humber River Watershed and shares a couple of the most interesting species that were found.

Sharing of Museum Biodiversity Data on the Web

Posted: June 5, 2014 - 11:50 , by admin
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Map of the world.

Learn about where you can find open source data from our biodiversity collections

2014 Ontario Bioblitz Bird Count Gets Results!

Posted: June 2, 2014 - 11:04 , by Aaron Phillips
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A small blue and white bird sits on a post against background of vegetation.

Guest blogger and 2014 Ontario Bioblitz Bird Taxon team leader Kevin Kerr, Curator of Birds at Toronto Zoo, writes on some of his experiences inventorying birds, including 9 species-at-risk, from the Humber River Watershed.