november 2017

03nov6:00 pm6:50 pmFirst Friday: Whales from the Age of the Dinosaurs at the Longway Planetarium in Flint6:00 pm - 6:50 pm EST Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St.

Event Details

Giant, toothless bony fish dominated the seas for over 100 million years, and like modern baleen whales, these ancient fishes subsisted on plankton, and other tiny creatures, called suspension feeding.

Once thought to have been a short-lived evolutionary failure, new research suggests that these giant suspension-feeding fish existed for a period nearly three times longer than baleen whales. This talk will explore how these giant fishes evolved and lived, and examine why such a successful group eventually went extinct.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm EST

Location

Longway Planetarium

1310 E. Kearsley St.

Organizer

Longway Planetarium810-237-3400 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint

Cost

$6/adults, $4/kids

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