November 4, 2021
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road S
Solomons, MD 20688
Lecture: Megalodon: Evolution, Body Size, and Extinction
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Join us for the fourth lecture in the Sharks! Sink your teeth in! Lecture Series, presented by Victor Perez, CMM Assistant Curator of Paleontology. Perhaps the most popular of Maryland’s sharks is the extinct predator, Otodus megalodon. Megalodon was arguably the largest shark to ever live, dominating ancient seas from 20 to 3.5 million years ago. How and why did it grow so large? How are we even able to determine the size of megalodon? What made this apex predator go extinct? Come learn everything you want to know about megalodon!
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.