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Maryland's Fossil Sharks: What tales do shark teeth tell?

  • 02 Jun 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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NHSM Fossil Club June Meeting – Open to all.
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!
Dr. Victor Perez is the Assistant Curator of Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland. His research focuses on understanding the drivers of evolution and community ecology in fossil sharks and rays over the past 65 million years. In addition to his scientific research, he is also interested in public outreach and effective science communication. Victor received his PhD in Geology from the University of Florida, with minors in Zoology and Science Education, and his bachelor’s degree in Earth Science from The Ohio State University, with a minor in Mathematics.
Natural History Society of Maryland’s Fossil Club is a group of novice and more experienced collectors will meet to exchange knowledge and help with fossil identification, discuss fossil locations, as well as other fossil related topics. Monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at the Natural History Society of Maryland. Due to COVID, NHSM is opening up this club meeting to all. Non-members are asked to donate $5. If you are a fossil enthusiast, please consider joining ( The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible
The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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