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Chapter Event - Washington Group

The life and death of whales: new discoveries about the world’s largest animals

Nicholas D. Pyenson of the Smithsonian Institution will speak on “The life and death of whales: new discoveries about the world’s largest animals” at the ECWG’s Jan. 18, 2014 dinner at the Cosmos Club.

Whales, like other marine mammals, evolved from terrestrial ancestors. In today’s world, they are dominant predators in ocean food webs. How did this macroevolutionary story happen? Dr. Nick Pyenson, curator at the Smithsonian and Distinguished Lecturer for the Paleontological Society, will share recent discoveries about the evolution of whales, based on his fieldwork in Iceland and South America.

He will also show how new 3D tools can play an important role in sharing these discoveries.

More information is available at The Washington Group Chapter website.

Date: 01/18/2014

Time: 6:00pm

Location: The Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C

Reservation Notes:

Member and guest ticket price:  $55 per person

Reservations must be made by noon on Jan. 18, 2014 with
Bill Runyon, 1812 19th St. NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: 202 234-7490
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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