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Plesiosaurs and other Large Marine Reptiles

Instructional Resource

Explore this complementary collection of materials for the Smithsonian Science How webcast, Plesiosaurs and other Large Marine Reptiles with Paleobiologist Dr. Laura Soul. 


Travel back in time with Paleobiologist Laura Soul to learn about the giant marine reptiles that once ruled the sea, like plesiosaurs. Laura will introduce your students to several related groups of marine reptiles, like pliosaurs and elasmosaurs, exploring their unique features and adaptations for living in marine environments. Laura will also share some of her while research and discoveries about how the body shapes and sizes of these marine reptiles changed over time. Throughout the broadcast, Laura will take questions from your students via text chat and there will be opportunities for students to share what they think using live polls. Join here on April 11 at 11am and 2pm ET: 

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/distance-learning/plesiosaurs-and-other-large-marine-reptiles-paleobiologist-laura-soul