Marine Life Talk at NOC in Southampton – 5 June


5 June 2014 – Gareth Dyke

Fossil marine reptiles from the age of dinosaurs

Just a few groups of reptiles live in the worlds oceans today. Back in time – in the age of dinosaurs around 100 million years ago – a wide variety of marine reptile lineages roamed the oceans, including some of the largest predators ever to evolve. In this talk, University of Southampton vertebrate palaeontologist will discuss what reptiles are and will overview marine reptile groups that lived in the past...

Gareth Dyke is a vertebrate palaeontologist who grew up in Southampton and has worked at the University since 2011. Before, he worked in Dublin for 10 years and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He has collected and described fossil reptiles from all over the world, most recently in Romania, Morocco and Kazakhstan.

Recordings of previous Marine Life Talks can be found on:

Next Marine Life Talk

3 July 2014 – Deep-sea fish – Ming-Tsung Chung

7 August 2014 – Underwater carbon storage – Chiara Marieni

4 October – Hadal Trenches – Matteo Ichino

Free admission – these talks are open to the public

This talk will be in the Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre, Level 4 and will start at 7.30pm, please arrive at 7.15pm.

Arrangements for wheelchairs must be made in advance. Unless it is possible to descend via the stairs in an emergency, access to upper floors cannot be permitted as lifts are automatically immobilised when the fire alarm is activated.

The National Oceanography Centre is reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Southampton’s Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Ophthalmosaurid and Plesiosaur images courtesy: Esther van Hulsen

Event dates: 
Thursday 5 June 2014 - 19:15 to 21:30