Monthly Archive: December rese
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.
BREAKING: Royal Ontario Museum to recover two rare Northwest Atlantic blue whales
The ROM Biodiversity will send a crew to salvage two blue whales that washed ashore on the coast of Newfoundland last week.
Dr. Burton Lim's Yellow Shouldered Bat
A new species of Bat was recently named after our very own Dr. Burton Lim!
ROM Fieldtrip: Red Knot migration at San Antonio Oeste, Argentina
A team bands Red Knots to assess their physical condition and survival rate as the birds begin their annual migration.
The ROM ‘Minoan’ Goddess: The Minoan Relations
After looking at the best known of the dubious ‘Minoan’ figurines (which may be modern) in my last post, here I show some of the genuine Minoan objects discovered in archaeological excavations on Crete.
The ROM ‘Minoan’ Goddess: the Suspect Sisters (and brothers)
The ROM Goddess is just one of the ‘Minoan’ figurines in several museums sometimes thought to be fake. These two installments of the ROM Minoan Goddess project introduce you to some of the suspected (although not definitively proven) fake figurines, and the genuine Minoan objects that may have inspired them.
Asian Carps and GLMRIS Canadian Information Session
Henry H.C. Choong shares his insight into a recent, important information session regarding the threat of invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.
In celebration of the vernal equinox and the upcoming ROM publication of a field guide of butterflies of Ontario, we'd like to show you some beautiful butterfly specimens.
For the Adventuresome: Traversing Back in Time with Dr. Ed Keall
"Team Keall"--University of Toronto students Daira Szostak and Nicole Marcogliese--have been working on the archives of ROM archaeologist Ed Keall. Here, Daira shares some of the fascinating records they've found related to the ROM's excavations at Qal'eh-i Yazdigird in the 1970s.