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Study explores evolution of flightless birds

Posted: May 16, 2014 - 11:58 , by admin
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Tinamous
Allan Baker and colleagues from Royal Ontario Museum, University of Toronto and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research used genetic techniques to show that tinamous, small flying birds from Central and South America, evolved within the ratites group.

DNA confirms relationship between the giant flightless moa and the tinamous

Posted: May 13, 2014 - 12:46 , by Allan Baker
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One of the longest running debates in ornithology may finally  have an answer thanks to new ROM research published in science journal Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Kissing the Cod!

Posted: May 13, 2014 - 09:37 , by Aaron Phillips
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A close up shot of the blue whales baleen.

Environmental communicator Jacqueline Waters shares more of her experience on the ground with the ROM team working to recover a blue whale carcass in NL.

My first day in Trout River, Newfoundland: ROM biologists arrive, town is curious

Posted: May 7, 2014 - 09:04 , by Jacqueline Waters
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A blue whale carcass lies upside down in the water near a rocky shoreline.

Jacqueline Waters shares her impressions from Day 1 of the ROM's efforts to recover a Blue whale specimen near Trout River, NL.

ROM Revealed Weekend on Social Media

Posted: May 5, 2014 - 12:04 , by Ryan Dodge

Some of the action from social media from the ROM Revealed Weekend

Rhinoceros Reminder that Conservation Requires Continued Commitment

Posted: May 2, 2014 - 16:00 , by Aaron Phillips
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A large make Southern white rhino dominates the entrance to the ROM's biodiversity gallery

A surge in the poaching of Southern White Rhinoceros made the ROM reconsider the presentation of our iconic specimen.

ROM Ideas: Ancient Cultures

Posted: May 2, 2014 - 14:30 , by Amanda Girgis
ROM Ideas

Explore civilizations of the past with ROM Ancient Cultures, featured this Sunday, May 4th at ROM Ideas. Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll hear at ROM Ideas.

The ROM's presence on Social Media

Posted: May 2, 2014 - 10:00 , by Ryan Dodge
Business Cards listing the new social media accounts.

A BIG annoucement and a little shift in how we do social at the museum. 

BREAKING: Royal Ontario Museum to recover two rare Northwest Atlantic blue whales

Posted: May 1, 2014 - 16:36 , by Burton Lim
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The blue whale skeleton hangs in the atrium at the Beaty Museum.

The ROM Biodiversity will send a crew to salvage two blue whales that washed ashore on the coast of Newfoundland last week. 

ROM Ideas: Contemporary Culture

Posted: May 1, 2014 - 15:55 , by Amanda Girgis
ROM Ideas, formally know as the Colloquium

On May 3rd, the Center of Contemporary Culture will join the Museum in unpacking their research initiatives. Check out this sneak peak of what you’ll hear at ROM Ideas