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Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators

Peer at ancient creatures from the deep — and their fossils — across more than 70 exhibits.
By Sarah Ward
November 25, 2020
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By Sarah Ward
November 25, 2020
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Last summer, Queensland Museum was overrun with spiders. Now that the weather is getting warmer again this year, it's letting a different category of formidable creatures take over the place. Just when you thought it was safe to go looking at fossils from millions of years ago, the South Bank site has unleashed Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators — which runs until Monday, May 3.

You won't need a bigger boat to get through the exhibition, but you will see a huge array of exhibits related to hefty ancient creatures from the deep. That includes giant animal replicas, complete with life-sized casts made from real specimens. Look out for a 1.4 metre kronosauras jaw, which comes from a marine reptile that would've spanned least nine metres — and for replicas of a 13-metre-long elasmosaur and 9-metre-long prognathodon.

There are also hands-on interactive multimedia elements on offer, such as a 180-degree video that'll make you feel like you're surrounded by the critters.

Obviously, if you're not fond of the kind of monstrous ancient marine creatures that would put the Jaws' shark to shame, then this won't be for you.

Images: Kate Pentecost/Andrew Frollows via ANMM.

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