Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid’s-Eye View of the History of Life – Danna Staaf

Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid’s-Eye View of the History of Life – Danna Staaf

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Date(s) - 09/Apr/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall)

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Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid’s-Eye View of the History of Life – Danna Staaf 

Before there were mammals on land, there were dinosaurs. And before there were fish in the sea, there were cephalopods – Earth’s first truly substantial animals and the ancestors of modern squid. With dozens of tentacles and formidable shells, they presided over an undersea empire for millions of years. Follow along on an epic adventure from the primordial ocean to the calamari on your dinner plate!

Danna Staaf is a marine biologist, author and artist with a long-standing love of octopus and squid. Her book, Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods was named one of the best science books of 2017 by NPR.


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