How ocean acidification might affect your next meal

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Elizabeth Benner, Health, Medicine and Veterinary Sciences editor As patio season approaches, people are anticipating their first meals in the warm sun. Raw oysters, grilled salmon steak, or creamy seafood linguine are just a few of the tasty dishes Toronto restaurants may serve. These examples all featurefish and seafood ingredients that form part of a […]

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How do you solve a problem like migration?

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Catherine Dale, Science Borealis Blog editor and New Science Communicators Program Manager I can feel the rapid thrumming of the bluebird’s heart against my palm as I carefully manoeuvre its foot into position over a tiny Ziploc bag. I pick up my nail scissors and take a deep breath to steady my hand. I will […]

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Beyond the bones, Part 2: Exceptional preservation in dinosaur fossils – dinosaur “mummies”

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Tanya Samman and Alina C. Fisher, Environmental and Earth Sciences editors In Part 1 of this two-part series, we discussed findings that have given us fascinating new insights into the inner workings of dinosaurs and snapshots of dinosaur appearance, but dinosaur “mummies” are even more exciting and revealing. “Mummies” What exactly is a dinosaur “mummy”? […]

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Tracing the roots of invasive species

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Wendy Ho, Nature Conservancy of Canada, guest contributor In the media world of conservation, there seems to be no shortage of news on invasive species — plants, animals and organisms that were introduced (accidentally or deliberately) to an area outside of their native range and where their natural predator is absent, and cause harm (environementally, […]

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A rare encounter with a rare species

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Allison Patrick, Nature Conservancy of Canada, guest contributor As a conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Fredericton, I spend each summer working in some of the most beautiful parts of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. One of my favourite areas in New Brunswick is Belleisle Bay, a long narrow branch […]

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