Paleontologist Michael J. Polcyn, director of the Visualization Laboratory in the SMU Huffington Department of Earth Sciences and SMU adjunct research associate, is quoted as an expert source in “Real Sea Monsters: The Hunt for Predator X.” The article by reporter James O’Donoghue was published in the October 2009 issue of the magazine New Scientist.
Polcyn is a world-recognized expert on the extinct marine reptile named Mosasaur.
His research interests include the early evolution of Mosasauroidea and adaptations in secondarily aquatic tetrapods. Polcyn’s research also includes application of technology to problems in paleontology.
New Scientist: “Real sea monsters; The hunt for Predator X”
Michael J. Polcyn
Discovery Channel: “Mega Beasts: T-Rex of the Deep”
SMU News: Dallasaurus, ancient mosasaur
Huffington Department of Earth Sciences