Aubrey Roberts

Prehistoric Sea Monsters Emerge From the Arctic Landscape

By Aubrey Jane Roberts and Victoria Engelschiøn Nash Professor Jørn Hurum and his team of thirteen are on a paleontological expedition in the Norwegian Arctic of Spitsbergen. We are on a mission to excavate marine reptiles, amphibians, sharks, and fish that lived in the sea that once covered Spitsbergen 240 million years ago. Over the course of…

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How to Put an 18-Foot Sea Monster Into the Limelight

Since its excavation in 2009, the ichthyosaur, “Gamla,” star of the National Geographic Channel documentary, “Death of a Sea Monster,” has been kept in the basement of the Geological Museum in Oslo. Now for the first time, it is being put on display in an official exhibit in the Zoological Museum at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. The exhibit…

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Modern Polar Explorers on the Hunt for Ancient Sea Monsters

Planning an archaeological expedition is tricky business. Planning a two-week expedition, without water, electricity, and with satellite phones as your only communication device can be even trickier. Add the world’s largest aquatic predator to that, and you are ready for Svalbard. By Aubrey Roberts and Victoria Engelschiøn Nash The crew we are part of has…

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