Monthly Archive: December Natu

Study explores evolution of flightless birds

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.

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.

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.

Earth Day at the ROM: Saving the Fastest Birds in the World!

Posted: April 25, 2014 - 14:58 , by Aaron Phillips
A young boy carefully pets the back of a hooded Peregrine falcon

Neighborhood students join the ROM and special guests in learning about the conservation of birds of prey.

Asian Carps and GLMRIS Canadian Information Session

Posted: April 3, 2014 - 09:00 , by Aaron Phillips
A poster containing information about invasive species produced by the Ministry of Natural Resources and GLIMRIS

Henry H.C. Choong shares his insight into a recent, important information session regarding the threat of invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.

Ontario tables the "Invasive Species Act": What is it, and what role should natural history museums play?

Posted: February 27, 2014 - 10:13 , by Aaron Phillips
Photo of the ROM's Great Lakes display, featuring a Bald eagle, a Beaver, a Snapping turtle, and various other species

Why is this legislation important, and how can museums support it?

Ryan Farley: Thoughts on Conservation

Posted: December 19, 2013 - 09:34 , by Aaron Phillips
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Ryan Farley, the ROM's lead concierge, near a tiger in the biodiversity gallery

Ryan Farley, Lead Concierge at the ROM, shares his thoughts on how he, his team, and the ROM promote awareness of conservation.

Wildlife Photography: When Science Meets Art

Posted: November 15, 2013 - 16:03 , by Aaron Phillips
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A small, spotted tree frog rests on the zoom lense of camera.

PhD Candidate and ROM Biodiversity researcher Pedro Bernardo shares his feelings about wildlife photography.

Wildlife photography, Species at Risk in Ontario and what YOU can do to help

Posted: November 11, 2013 - 14:59 , by Brennan Caverhill
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Images of assorted species at risk from Ontario, including a Barn owl, a Monarch butterfly, a Lake Sturgeon, and a Fowler's toad.

The ROM partners with many organizations and individuals to promote awareness about, and to conserve, species at risk in Ontario.