Fundy Field Notes

July 26, 2021

As most of us already know, the Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world, bringing in approximately 160 billion tons of water twice a day and exposing kilometers of muddy tidal flats. But have you ever wondered what could be living in these tidal flats?

November 24, 2020

Nov. 20, 2020

We asked the Curator of Palaeontology at the Joggins Fossil Institute, Melissa Grey, Ph.D., and the Director/Curator of the Fundy Geological Museum, Danielle Serratos, M.S. to answer a few questions about the museums they work in and why those institutions are so important to Nova Scotia and the world.

 

October 26, 2020

By Regan Maloney

I drive a 2006 Saturn Ion. One museum visitor this past summer exclaimed in the parking lot that it was, “the first fossil that they would see today”. The Saturn Ion went out of production in 2007 so they are becoming a rare sight on the roads. It’s my personal living fossil.

October 15, 2020

 

For this edition of Fundy Field Notes, we asked seasonal frontline staff member Krista Klassen to write a contribution. Krista and her family relocated from the Yukon to Parrsboro last Spring. She has noticed so many wonderful things about Parrsboro that we often take for granted so we wanted to give her the opportunity to share what brought her here.

June 8, 2020

#thoughtsonrocks - Growing up Fundy

A windy day at Carrs Brook beach, and the remains of the old wharf.

 

May 8, 2020

#ThoughtsOnRocks by Marlee Leslie

May 2, 2020

By Danielle Serratos on May 2, 2020 

Here’s a test- Which of the three rocks in the picture above is a fossil? Got it picked out? Alright, moving on… 

April 25, 2020

By Regan Maloney April 23, 2020

One of the most common questions we get on our guided tours to the Wasson Bluff fossil research site is, how do we know the age of the rocks?

The age of a rock can be determined using two methods: relative dating and radiometric dating. Question answered. I’m sure you found that brief answer satisfying. No? I guess I will elaborate…

April 18, 2020
Graphic - boy or girl?

Determining the sex of a fossil 

By Danielle Serratos on April 18, 2020