Sea Monsters Unearthed

Karen Carr
May 30, 2018
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“Sea Monsters Unearthed” will immerse visitors underwater in both Cretaceous and modern ocean environments with vivid paleoart of life beneath the waves—courtesy of natural history artist Karen Carr. Modern ocean ecosystems off of Angola are dominated by many large marine mammals.

The assemblage of fossils on display in the “Sea Monsters Unearthed” provides paleontologists with a snapshot of a moment in place and time, allowing them to compare this bygone ecosystem to today’s ocean. “Sea Monsters Unearthed” reveals how this ancient coastal ecosystem was both different from and similar to Angola’s coastal ecosystem today.

Image: Karen Carr