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Dr. Jun Ebersolle collecting ancient fossils
Dr. Jun Ebersolle collecting ancient fossils

January 19 6pm to 8 pm in the Shelby Hall at The Sea Lab  for the first in our  series of programs exclusively for the Friends of the Sea Lab


Sea Monsters of Alabama

Giant whales, sharks, Loch Ness monsters, and more! These are just a few of the extinct creatures that once roamed Alabama’s prehistoric oceans. Join Jun Ebersole, Director of Collections at McWane Science Center, on a journey back to Alabama’s prehistoric past to learn about these fascinating creatures and the current paleontological research taking place in the state. 



Jun Ebersole is the Director of Collections at McWane Science Center in Birmingham and oversees the second largest natural history collection in the state. Jun is both an archaeologist and paleontologist and is one of the only individuals in the state have peer-reviewed publications in three academic fields - archaeology, paleontology, and history. His research has touched on topics as diverse as Homo erectus fossil sites in East Africa, Native American and later historical sites across the eastern United States, and fossil vertebrate diversity right here in Alabama. He is a co-author of the recently published book, Gorgas House at the University of Alabama (Arcadia Publishing), and has named of several recently discovered fossil species including Eotrachodon, Alabama’s newest dinosaur.


Aside from his research, Mr. Ebersole has curated numerous exhibitions at McWane, taught as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Anthropology at UAB, and served on the councils of both the Alabama Museums Association and the Birmingham Archaeological Society. He is also an active member of the Alabama Paleontological Society.



News for Friends of the Sea Lab

In January we will begin a series of programs which will be held quarterly exclusively for the Friends of the Sea Lab. 



January 19  6 pm til 8 pm Sea Monsters of ALabama  Dr. Jun Ebersole


March 23 Celebrating 20 Years of the Estuarium


June TBD Hurricanes with Alan Seales


September 21 Dr. David Gallo




 Mark your Calendar:

Cocktails with The Critters  to be Thursday May 3, 2018