September 16, 2021
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road S
Solomons, MD 20688
Lecture: Maryland's Fossil Sharks: What tales do shark teeth tell?
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Join us for the first lecture in the Sharks! Sink your teeth in! Lecture Series, presented by CMM Assistant Curator of Paleontology Victor Perez. Maryland has a rich and diverse fossil record. Perhaps, the most popular of Maryland's fossils are shark teeth. Every year, thousands of people scour Maryland's beaches in search of these natural treasures. These fossils record a narrative of ancient life, offering interesting anecdotes from millions of years ago. When did these sharks live? How have they changed over time? And where should you go to find them? Join us as we dive deep into the past to answer these questions and more!
Victor Perez is the Assistant Curator of Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum. His research focuses on understanding the evolution and ecology of fossil sharks and rays over the past 65 million years. He earned his bachelor's degree in Earth Science from The Ohio State University, with a minor in Mathematics, and his PhD in Geology from the University of Florida, with minors in Zoology and Science Education.