Wow, what a cool day to look at geology. We took the Zodiacs out around Lady Franklin Island. The island is in the Davis Strait and is uninhabited by humans, but looks like a great place to be a polar bear! We saw several on the island and it certainly was the highlight of my [...]
Kieran Shepherd is Curator of the Palaeobiology collection at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He has spent the last 25 years on a mission: to study and curate amazing kinds of ancient life and how they survived on the land mass now known as Canada.
What is a curator and why is it important? A museum curator studies and cares for the scientific specimens that researchers examine and use in their studies. Kieran’s job is to manage this enormous collection of Canadian fossils—a nationally and scientifically significant collection that reflects the incredible diversity of past life. He is the guy that has the job we all dream about having when we are kids. He gets to take care of dinosaurs, mammoths and fossils of other amazing animals.
For Expedition Arctic, Kieran was on a mission to explore Baffin Island and prospect for dinosaurs and other ancient fossils. Southern Baffin Island has rarely been prospected before so Kieran was on an exploratory mission to find out what might be there.