Cave bones tell tales: the case of the Vancouver Island Marmot

2015/01/29 7:30 pm
Location: 
Unitarian Centre, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Speaker: 
David Nagorsen

The Vancouver Island Marmot is one of Canada’s rarest and most endangered mammals and is the only mammalian species endemic to the province. Prehistoric marmot bones have been recovered in 12 caves on Vancouver Island, some far outside the known historical range of this species suggesting a past range collapse. Dave will present the latest data on the age and origin of these cave bones; their significance for the conservation and evolution of this mammal; and possible implications for other marmot species.

Anne Murray - Nature Guides BC