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Giant Marine Reptiles of North Canterbury 

Learn about the giant marine reptiles that roamed the oceans 100 million years ago.

The Ichthyosaur was like a reptilian dolphin in the Cretacous period.

Canterbury Museum Senior Curator Natural History Paul Scofield tells the story of the globally significant Ichthyosaur fossil discovered in north Canterbury. The fossil is about four metres long and is the only intact specimen discovered in New Zealand. Learn about the work Paul and Canterbury University student George Young undertook to describe this extraordinary creature.

This talk is hosted by the Friends of Canterbury Museum.