The Champlain Sea, North America’s Last Inland Sea

12:10 PM–12:30 PM (followed by brief Q & A period)
Huxley Theater

Not long ago there was an ocean inside New York state. Whales, seals, and other sea life made the area now covered by Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River their home. Formed as the result of the melting glacier that covered New York at the end of the last Ice Age, from about 13- to 9,000 years ago, the Champlain Sea covered major portions of New York and Canada. During this lecture, Dr. Robert S Feranec, Curator of Modern Mammals and Ice Age Animals, will discuss the geological history and animals of this unique period in the state’s history.