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Sharks: A Journey Through Deep Time

  • 04 May 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Sharks are some of the most fearsome predators to have ever swam Earth’s oceans, but this wasn’t always the case. Join undergraduate researcher Ben Goode on an exploration of shark evolution through deep time to learn about how these magnificent animals originated and diversified.  Learn more about the most famous and popular sharks, as well as some of the strangest and most elusive species that still puzzle scientists to this day.  Learn about what exactly a shark is, the relationships of the shark family tree, the mind-boggling array of shark teeth found throughout the fossil record, and much more.  Stay until the end to ask Ben your shark-related questions!

Ben Goode is a Geology Major at Mesa Community College in Arizona, and has been a shark lover for as long as he can remember.  Ben has been collecting fossil shark teeth since the 1st grade, and helps amateur, advanced, and academic fossil fanatics alike in building their own collections through his business On Point Fossils.  Ben is also the administrator of the Facebook paleontology group Shark Tooth Database: a collaborative online collection of shark teeth from around the world where all members can contribute!

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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