Watch 82 million-year-old animals come to life at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
Local paleontologist Ralph Chapman will give a special presentation to set the stage for the film Sea Monsters, A Prehistoric Adventure. Take a journey back in time to see some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures ever to inhabit the sea.
Unexpected discoveries gave paleontologists vital information for creating this film about a time when the middle of North America was an inland sea, home to strange, yet oddly familiar creatures.
Sea Monsters follows the life cycle of a female Dolichorhynchops and introduces a variety of aquatic reptiles including the “T-rex of the Ocean,” the 40-foot super-predator Tylosaurus.
The Bilingual Montessori School generously provided funding to bring Sea Monsters to Los Alamos.
Sea Monsters opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15. Sea Monsters also will have regular weekend showings through the end of December.
Even though this film is not rated, it does depict the food chain. The film shows creatures eating other animals and settling disputes. Sea Monsters is not
recommended for children under 6 years old.
To see the trailer, visit Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s events page at http://www.peecnature.org/events.
Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature center and are $6 for adults and $4 for children. The breathtaking movie starts promptly at 2 p.m. and
seating is limited so arrive at least 10 minutes prior.
A group of Dolichorhynchops osborni. Courtesy photo