Scott Mardis and Julie Rench welcome award winning book author Max Hawthorne to the show for a discussion about Plesiosaur neck function and sensory pits in theropod dinosaurs. Max has some very compelling theories about their use and shares his insight on this very thought provoking episode of "The Haunted Sea with Scott Mardis"!
Scott Mardis has been an active field investigator of the Lake Champlain “Monster” since 1992. He is a former sustaining member of the defunct International Society of Cryptozoology and a former volunteer worker in the Vertebrate Paleontology Dept. of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences (1990-1992). He co-authored a scientific abstract about the Lake Champlain hydrophone sounds for the Acoustical Society of America in 2010. He currently lives in Bradenton, Florida.
Known as the Prince of Paleofiction, Max Hawthorne is the author of the award-winning KRONOS RISING novel series and an amateur paleontologist to boot. His research credits include solving the mystery of how plesiosaurs utilized all four flippers to swim, and how changes in the morphology of the Megalodon shark’s teeth, from birth to adulthood, indicated a conversion from hunting to scavenging.
Julie Rench is a marine creature enthusiast and lives in her beautiful home state of North Carolina.
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