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NEWS: Climate Change March 05, 2013 - 10:34 am

Photo: When camels roamed the Arctic

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A research team led by the the Canadian Museum of Nature has found evidence that a giant camel once roamed the High Arctic during the mid-Pliocene era, about three and a half million years ago, when a boreal forest covered what is now Ellesmere Island. Researchers found bones near Strathcona Fiord. Paleontologist Natalia Rybczynski of the CMN, along with John Gosse of Dalhousie University and Mike Buckley at the University of Manchester, developed techniques that allowed them to conclude the bones belonged to a prehistoric camel. Read more about the discovery on Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (ILLUSTRATION BY JULIUS CSOTONYI, CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE)
A research team led by the the Canadian Museum of Nature has found evidence that a giant camel once roamed the High Arctic during the mid-Pliocene era, about three and a half million years ago, when a boreal forest covered what is now Ellesmere Island. Researchers found bones near Strathcona Fiord. Paleontologist Natalia Rybczynski of the CMN, along with John Gosse of Dalhousie University and Mike Buckley at the University of Manchester, developed techniques that allowed them to conclude the bones belonged to a prehistoric camel. Read more about the discovery on Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (ILLUSTRATION BY JULIUS CSOTONYI, CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE)

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