Come Shell or High Water
Event type: talk, meet the scientist
Location: Attenborough Studio
Free, no ticket required
Museum scientist Zoe Hughes takes a closer look at two familiar sea creatures with beautiful spiralled shells: the ammonites and the nautiloids.
Millions of years ago, both animals could be found in the oceans. The extinct ammonites are known for their distinct and widespread fossils, while most people will recognise the shell of the nautilus as a bathroom decoration.
What allowed the nautilus to survive where the ammonites didn’t, and what lies underneath their shells?
|26 October 2019||12.30-13.00, 14.30-15.00|