October 21, 2021
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road S
Solomons, MD 20688
Lecture: Megalodon: Apex Predator
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Join us for the third lecture in the Sharks! Sink your teeth in! Lecture Series, presented by Dr. Stephen Godfrey, CMM Curator of Paleontology. Shark bite traces are commonly found on fossil bones of whales and dolphins. This talk will showcase interesting fossils that provide evidence of predator-prey interactions, focusing on examples of predation and failed predation by megalodon. What was on the menu for the world’s largest predatory shark? How do we interpret predator-prey interactions in the fossil record? Join us as we explore these rare fossil stories!
Stephen Godfrey is the Curator of Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum where his mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret fossils from the famous Calvert Cliffs along the Chesapeake Bay. Most of the fossils that he quarries are of extinct whales and dolphins that lived between 8 and 18 million years ago. He received his B.Sc. in biology from Bishop’s University and a Ph.D. in paleontology from McGill University. Following a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto, he moved to Drumheller, Alberta, the “Dinosaur Capital of Canada,” where he became involved in paleontological exhibit work for museums around the world (Skullptures.com).