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Event details

  • 2 Jun 2019
  • 15:00
  • Museum of Natural History (De Bosquetplein 7, Maastricht)
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Let's Catch Up @ Museum of Natural History

On Sunday 2 June, our second Let's Catch Up takes place regarding the whale exhibition. During the lecture 'When whales suffer from smallpox, or something like that', Mark Bosselaers tells about what whale barnacles can teach us about fossil whales. These fossil whales are coming from the North Sea area.
 

When: Sunday 2 June
Where: Museum of Natural History (De Bosquetplein 7)
Price: Regular entree fee

The Belgian whale specialist, Mark Bosselaers, will treat his audience to a vivid talk on fossil whales from the North Sea area. What have we learnt about them so far? And what can whale barnacles (a specialised group of large barnacles that live in the skin of whales) teach us about them? Whale faunas from the Miocene and Lower Pliocene (c. 15 to 7 million years ago) have been studied in detail during the last decades, which has resulted in the description of numerous new species and insights. In contrast, Late Pliocene, Pleistocene and Early Holocene species (and their extinction) are poorly known; however, whale barnacles do help us in this respect.

Please note that you are a LCU visitor when making your reservation and you will receive the Whale exhibition catalogue for free. One book per reservation.

If you would like to join the lecture, please send an email to museum@maastricht.nl

 



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