An exhibit featuring 14 prehistoric marine creatures has just opened at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor.
“Savage Ancient Seas: the ancient aquatic deep” runs through July 14.
The museum is the first in the Pacific Northwest to host this exhibit of complete specimens from Triebold Paleontology Inc. of Colorado. Many of the specimens are suspended from the ceiling. Others are part of hands-on and learning center exhibits.
The specimens come from the late Cretaceous period – over 70 million years ago. At that time the oceans were filled with huge carnivorous marine reptiles. Creatures that sported double-hinged …