Wednesday, March 15, 2006

We're on T.V.

The CFDC had a very exciting day. We were on City T.V. Breakfast Television. The day was very exciting with the camera on us.

We spent time with Bruce and Betsy and even let the host excavate with me on a field jacket. He only got a small brush and no pick. Baby steps first.

Hopefully there'll be more CFDC on the television in the future.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Stomach Contents

This week I'll be spending most of my time at the University of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba. You might be thinking what does stomach contents have to do with the university and the museum. Wonderful staff and a student are assisting me in breaking down stomach contents from a plesiosaur the CFDC found in 2004. A very rare find.

That's right we're literally dissecting out fish bones and teeth from a hard matrix (rock) and viewing our finds under a microscope. The process is a little more tedious and complicated but we love doing it.

I'm hoping to have enough preliminary research to present a poster at the upcoming Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) Symposium in Ottawa. I'll keep you posted. Keep your fingers crossed, everything goes well.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Spring Cleaning

Spring fever is here at the CFDC. All the staff and volunteers are excited, especially myself, with the prospect of heading back out to the field to recover new fossils.

Over the next week staff and volunteers will be working hard doing a spring cleaning at the museum. Yes that means Bruce and Plesi are both being dusted and readied for the summer tourists. They should be nice and clean for all the visitors they will soon meet.


BRUCE and PLESI

Additional office space is being arranged for summer staff and volunteers with their very own computer. This will make for exciting times at the CFDC.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Celebrating 35 Years

March 1st, 2006

The CFDC has been opperating for 35 years. It began as the "Morden & District Museum" and just recently in 2004 the name was changed to Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre.

We now have the largest collection in Canada of Marine Reptile Fossils from the Cretaceous Period ranging from Mosasaurs to Giant Squid. To see more please visit our website at www.discoverfossils.com .

Throughout the year there will be events and discoveries which we will try to mention in this blog on a regular basis. Questions or comments are invited.