Author Archive: Dave Ireland

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Moonbird re-sighting

Posted: May 30, 2014 - 09:13 , by Dave Ireland
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The orange flag on this Red Knot's leg indicates it was banded in Argentina.

Back in 1995 ROM ornithologist Dr. Allan Baker was part of an international team that banded a small shorebird in Argentina, a Red-knot soon to become dubbed Moonbird, with a leg band with the number B95 on it.

Dr. Burton Lim's Yellow Shouldered Bat

Posted: April 17, 2014 - 09:02 , by Dave Ireland
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A new species of Bat was recently named after our very own Dr. Burton Lim!

Ontario BioBlitz 2013: Report from the Field

Posted: September 19, 2013 - 11:18 , by Dave Ireland
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400 avidly curious citizen-scientists embarked on the 2013 Ontario BioBlitz, held at Rouge Park outside Toronto, on September 14 and 15.

Into the Heart of Borneo - Gunung Mulu National Park

Posted: May 6, 2013 - 12:40 , by Dave Ireland
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The ROM Biodiversity "Borneo" team has landed in Sarawak, and have been spending the last several days organizing equipement, permits and buying machetes....

Into the Heart of Borneo

Posted: April 3, 2013 - 15:05 , by Dave Ireland
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Chris welcomes visitors to ROM March Break 2013, in a tent he will bring to Borneo

In April 2013, ROM Biodiversity is sending a team of researchers deep into the Bornean rainforest in search of new species of insects, mammals and fungi and new data of relevance to conservation planning.

DNA reveals possible presence of Sasquatch in Northern Ontario

Posted: April 1, 2013 - 11:02 , by Dave Ireland
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ROM scientists discover DNA fragment in Northern Ontario forest that can not be identified against any known species within their vast storage banks of frozen DNA.

 

Birds in your Backyard, by guest and ROM Biodiversity friend Jill Cooper

Posted: March 26, 2013 - 09:57 , by Dave Ireland
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Simon Jackson, Founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition and his fiancee Jill Cooper are big supporters of ROM Biodiversity...

A bird in the hand... by Mark Peck, Ornithology Technician, ROM Biodiversity

Posted: March 22, 2013 - 15:43 , by Dave Ireland
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A bird in the hand... by Mark Peck

Every year, thousands of migrating birds encounter urban environments on their way to breeding or feeding grounds.  Birds mistake the reflection in buildings for habitat during the day, and are attracted to light at night - both situations cause an estimated 1 million bird deaths per year in Toronto alone.  

The ROM changed my life - it's in my DNA.

Posted: January 28, 2013 - 20:45 , by Dave Ireland
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Oliver and Christine in the lab, checking out the DNA of some flightless bird, maybe a Moa.

My name is Christine Black, and I'm a grade 12 student at St. Clement's high school in Toronto.  Thanks to Oliver and Kristen, I now love DNA.

Arctic Adventures with Dr. Doug Currie

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 10:38 , by Dave Ireland
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Meet Senior Curator of Entomology (that's insects!) Doug Currie on Saturday November 25th, 11am - 4pm and learn about his work with your favourite bug: yes, the balck fly!