Why are palaeontologists so interested in mosasaur teeth?

Mosasaurs have a special place in my heart. I worked on them for my Master’s degree, but I also re-visited them as a PhD student. This post explores how mosasaur teeth became some of the most thoroughly studied among any reptile, and how the findings from the debates surrounding them have inadvertently re-shaped our understanding … Continue reading Why are palaeontologists so interested in mosasaur teeth?

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Wow, time flies!

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that we started Dispatches from the Field four and a half years ago, back in June 2014.  Where has the time gone?!? 2018 marked a busy year for all of us. Catherine and Amanda both received their Ph.D. and started new jobs, while Sarah started a Ph.D. That didn’t stop any of us from getting out into the field though! Some of our notable blog posts from this…

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Dans le concret

Pendant les Fêtes passées dans Charlevoix, j’ai eu plusieurs occasions inattendues de réfléchir sur notre situation dans le concret. Une soirée en compagnie de capitaines de notre marine marchande s’est attardée sur un événement ayant récemment fait les nouvelles. Un navire tout neuf, costruit en Europe, pendant son premier voyage traversant l’Atlantique pour rejoindre la petite flotte de sa compagnie, s’est trouvé obligé de virer et retourner au port en Europe. C’était un navire équipé…

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La maladie de la pyrite : Un défi pour les conservateurs des musées

La pyrite, aussi appelée l’or des fous, a confondu les prospecteurs pendant des millénaires. Aujourd’hui, elle pose un problème aux conservateurs des musées. La pyrite est un minéral très commun, qui est présent dans une grande variété de roches dans … Lire la suite →

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Why you should spend more time by the water in 2019

What would you say if someone asked you, “How can I help Lake Ontario this year?”This is a common question for the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper team. Our suggestion? Make connecting to Lake Ontario a priority for 2019 and spend more time by the water. The first step to protecting Lake Ontario is connecting to the water. Connection before protectionYou can help Lake Ontario by spending time on the water. Here are some ideas to get…

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Wasp cannon

Have you seen the news that bees were recently added to the list of endangered species? It’s circulating on social media in this terrifying form (oh no think of the honey), and though some bees are indeed in trouble, there are a lot of other pollinators that are in even more danger—from bumblebees to butterflies to wasps.... Continue Reading →

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