Sunday, April 24, 2016

Jurassic Ottawa

The Fossil Gallery is always popular in the Museum of Nature, and Canada continues to be a big source of dinosaur fossils, with rich deposits in the West. There are quite a number of fossils and dinosaur reproductions set up here. I have more over the next two days.

30 comments:

  1. Canada is a treasure of Nature and Humanity!

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  2. How wild the Canadian west must have been! :-)

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  3. Uma preciosidade que enriquece os nossos conhecimentos e agracia o nosso olhar diante da grandeza que foi estes espécimes na natureza
    Um abraço

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  4. Dinosaur poop? Really?

    I thought you'd have more comments about that....

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  5. @Cloudia: indeed.

    @Tex: they are.

    @Revrunner: at many times.

    @Gracita: thanks!

    @Norma: give it time!

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  6. There have been lots of discoveries from this era in Canada. I've visited Drumheller.

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  7. The fossils are very interesting. They look scary too!

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  8. Fossils are a big draw for the kids. the tyrell museum at Drumheller is very busy all summer.

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  9. Are these real or reproductions? Regardless, they bring the dinosaurs to life!

    Janis
    GDP

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  10. Hih.. Your title is great.
    The fossils are great, they tell a lot about our history.
    Thes are very nice photos.

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  11. Hard to believe these things really existed! Good to be able to see the proof!

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  12. @Sharon: I've visited that museum in Drumheller too. It's eye opening.

    @Nancy: these were formidable beasts back in the day.

    @Red: kids really go for dinosaurs. You should see this gallery on Canada Day. It's packed.

    @Janis: most of them are the original fossils. There is one installation here that looks different, which I assume is a reproduction.

    @Orvokki: thank you!

    @Cheryl: I'm just surprised I've only got the one comment thus far on the dino dung!

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  13. Dung? Really What a nice and PC way of putting it!

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  14. It's their size that impresses me mostly.

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  15. Fossilised dinosaur dung? Now how would experts be so absolutely sure that is the source. But love all the detail of those many bones. Most impressive and probably quite atmospheric to wander around.

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  16. I love dinosaurs so so cool. have a fabulous weekend. ( ;

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  17. @Ciel: there's another word for it!

    @Linda: very cool indeed.

    @Marleen: me too.

    @Gemma: I have no idea how it's done. Imagine telling your friends you dug up fossilized crap last week.

    @Beth: thank you!

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  18. I think there's a branch of archaeology that focuses on the study of uhm, dung. It can tell us a lot about food sources and what was growing w-a-y back when. Not sure it makes for one of those glamour filled career paths, however.

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  19. Fascinating, they all look a little nasty even in skeletal form, I don't think I would like to have crossed paths with any of them back in the day...

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  20. This kind of impressive fossils will always be interesting, I think.

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  21. My grandkids would love this exhibit!

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  22. Excellent exhibit. Awesome photographs.

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  23. Cool! When I was a kid, I loved going to the Smithsonian and seeing the dinosaur skeletons and reproductions.

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  24. Of the many, many things I was interested in doing with my life, one would have been digging up fossils. I am also a rock hound and have found lots of fossils in stone--or the leavings, thereof. Have a good one, William!

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  25. @Kay: definitely not glamour in that speciality.

    @Geoff: they were considerable beasties.

    @Jan: definitely.

    @Whisk: me too.

    @Lois: kids are drawn to dinosaurs.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Linda: there is a museum in Toronto that has many that I would visit.

    @Lorelei: fossils fascinate us.

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  26. The one in the fourth photo does look birdlike. It is said that birds are the most similar current animals to dinosaurs.

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