Discover which animal claims the record as the largest of all time during Dinosaurs vs. Whales: What Is the Largest Animal of All Time? a Dinosaurs, Past and Present lecture by Matt Wedel, Ph.D., set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Sam Noble Museum. The complimentary presentation will begin with a dessert reception at 5:30 p.m.
Wedel, a research associate with the Sam Noble Museum Vertebrate Paleontology Department, explains that size is constantly on the minds of paleontologists, and it has attracted a lot of public attention in recent years as the discoveries of ever-larger dinosaurs have been announced. Dinosaurs are not the only colossal animals in the world, however. The blue whale is considered to be one of the largest animals ever to exist. In his lecture, Wedel will answer questions about how scientists weigh 200-ton whales, how they accurately determine the size of animals that no longer exist, such as dinosaurs, and whether we know if any larger animals have ever existed.