Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid’s-eye View of the History of Life

Cephalopods are the New Dinosaurs: A Squid’s-eye View of the History of Life

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Date(s) - 08/Oct/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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 underwater empire for millions of years. Follow along on an epic adventure from the primordial ocean to the calamari on your dinner plate! Oct 8th is the first of International Cephalopod Awareness Days, Oct 8 – 12th. Learn more at cephsinaction.org.

Presentation by Danna Staaf, a marine biologist, author, and artist with a longstanding love of octopus and squid. Her book, Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods, was named one of the year’s best science books by National Public Radio. A revised paper book edition,  Monarchs of the Sea, was released on Sep 15.

This presentation will be aired via Zoom Video Conferencing. See https://naturevancouver.ca/zoom-videoconference-instructions/. On Monday Oct 5, Nature Vancouver members will receive the Zoom link in the weekly e-News. To join, click on that link Thursday after 7:00 pm. The talk will begin at 7:30 pm.
Non-members are welcome and should Email denis@NatureVancouver.ca well in advance to register for the link. 

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