The Reality Behind the Myths

Darren Naish

Wednesday, May 11 2016 at 7:30PM

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Darren Naish

What's the talk about?

For as long as people have been exploring the sea, there have been tales of terrifying marine monsters that do not properly match any creatures known to science.

Debates about their actual existence or what they might really be have continued for decades, if not centuries. Known also as cryptids, they have spawned a body of research known as cryptozoology.

This entertaining talk will look at the evidence of these mysterious monsters, explore what they might really be (if they exist at all) and why they have been represented as they have.


Darren Naish is a science writer, technical editor and palaeozoologist (affiliated with the University of Southampton, UK).