Monthly Archive: May 2014
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.
Weapon Wednesday: Swords from the Philippines
The ROM's collecton of swords from the Phillipines is outlined in the context of the history and geography of the archipelago.
Snapshots of Biodiversity: A Photo Essay on the 2014 Ontario BioBlitz
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.
Epic Civilizations During ROM Revealed: A Volunteer's Perspective
Guest blogger, Amanjeet Chauhan sums up her experience as a volunteer during ROM Revealed Weekend.
Happy International Museum Day!
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".
Study explores evolution of flightless birds
DNA confirms relationship between the giant flightless moa and the tinamous
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!
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
Jacqueline Waters shares her impressions from Day 1 of the ROM's efforts to recover a Blue whale specimen near Trout River, NL.
Rhinoceros Reminder that Conservation Requires Continued Commitment
A surge in the poaching of Southern White Rhinoceros made the ROM reconsider the presentation of our iconic specimen.