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Posted: June 9, 2014 - 03:03 , by Stacey Kerr
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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.

Posted: June 5, 2014 - 11:50 , by admin
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Learn about where you can find open source data from our biodiversity collections

Posted: June 2, 2014 - 11:04 , by Aaron Phillips
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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.

Posted: May 30, 2014 - 09:13 , by Dave Ireland
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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.

Posted: May 28, 2014 - 14:30 , by Robert Mason
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The ROM's collecton of swords from the Phillipines is outlined in the context of the history and geography of the archipelago.

 

Posted: May 26, 2014 - 15:41 , by Aaron Phillips
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The 2014 Ontario BioBlitz brought 500+ registrants together this past weekend to find and catalogue biodiversity in the Humber River watershed, and students from the Environmental Visual Communication (EVC) Program were there to capture the event from every angle.

Posted: May 22, 2014 - 08:31 , by Deepali Dewan
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Guest blogger, Amanjeet Chauhan sums up her experience as a volunteer during ROM Revealed Weekend.

Posted: May 18, 2014 - 09:00 , by Cheryl Fraser
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Since 1977, Museums around the world have been celebrating International Museum Day on May 18.  Each year, a new theme is selected and this year we're celebrating "Museum collections make connections".

Posted: May 16, 2014 - 11:58 , by admin
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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.
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.