February Darwin Talks

Swimming in the Deep Past 
The 2018 Darwin Conversations 
Fridays, February 9 and 16 | 5:30 p.m. at the museum
Free and open to the public
In celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday, the MNCH invites you to its annual conversation series exploring species, ecosystems, and conservation.

 

Ed Davis

FEBRUARY 9
The Fanged Fishosaurus: Oregon's Sabertooth Salmon
with paleobiologist Edward Davis, Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon 
Did you know that millions of years ago, Oregon waters were home to giant sabertooth salmon? Explore up-to-the-minute science related to these fascinating fish, learn how recent discoveries have changed what we thought we knew about them, and find out where Davis's research is headed next. 

Kerin Claeson

FEBRUARY 16
Adventures in Antarctic Paleontology 
with paleontologist Kerin Claeson, Department of Bio-Medical Sciences, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
In 2016, a team of scientist explorers undertook a fossil-finding mission to the Antarctic Peninsula. Retrace the adventure with participating researcher Kerin Claeson, and explore possible clues about the evolution and distribution of fishes and other marine vertebrates that lived millions of years ago near the South Pole.