Blue Whales & Singing Mice with Jacqui Miller of the Royal Ontario Museum

Jacqueline Miller from the Royal Ontario Museum joins us this week to talk about recovering the bodies of two Blue whales from the coast of Newfoundland. She shares her career transition from being an ER nurse to a mammalogist and natural history technician plus her early research into recording the songs mice sing to each other.

On right now at the ROM is the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit with 100 of the top photos from 42,000 that were originally submitted. We share what you can expect and, given that there are so few women included, how YOU can share your own wildlife photos in the ROM’s side contest here:…fe#/gallery/recent

As its year-end we discuss the top Twitter campaign, #foundbunny by Victoria Castle at the Nova Scotia Museum who was retweeted more than 400,000 times in the first week. For the holidays #foundbunny has joined a special exhibit called #TeddyBearsAhoy at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic featuring 400 bears lent to the museum by fans.

And our favourite internet trend has been the extraordinary views of our planet from space including:

NASA’s live HD camera from the ISS:

Chris Hadfield’s photos, now assembled into the book You Are Here:…#9780345814944

And for radio, the dreams of British astronaut Helen Sharman:

If you enjoyed our selection of Xmas songs, you can listen to them again here:

Happy Holidays Too by The Doubleclicks…lidays-too

To Be With You And Warm by Danielle Ate The Sandwhich…/to-be…th-you…

Christmas Time by Piney Gir

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