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Oct 06 2017

Seabrook Island Natural History Group Explores Lowcountry Prehistory

By Norman Powers for The Island Connection

Ancient alligator

The Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s evening program series will explore “Fossils In The Lowcountry” on Thursday, Oct. 12 with Matthew Gibson, the Charleston Museum’s Curator of Natural History.

The program at Lake House begins at 7 p.m. with refreshments followed by Matthew Gibson’s presentation at 7:30.

While fossil-hunting is usually associated with dinosaur discoveries in inland and western states like Montana or Colorado, the Lowcountry has its share of paleontological interest. Dinosaurs roamed here, too, and ancient seas were populated with ancestral whales, sharks and other marine life.

The evening program will explore the animals that once roamed the South Carolina coast and the steps scientists are taking to better understand them.

All Seabrook Island residents and guests are welcome at SINHG Evening Programs. There is a $5 donation for non-SINHG members. Membership information and the schedule for future program can be found at sinhg.org.

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