Pat Trask – “Palaeontology and dinosaurs”

Pat Trask – “Dinosaurs”
by Heather Harbord, 24 February 2011

Pat is the curator of natural history at Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Centre.  This centre attracts scientists from around the world, and his tours have helped reveal the secrets of a little-known fossil record.

His talk highlighted his many years of hunting for dinosaur fossils along the Puntledge River, and in particular his involvement in discovering a previously unknown elasmosaur – a long-necked marine mammal from the Cretaceous period – with help from his twelve-year old niece Heather!

 The Globe and Mail has an excellent write-up about Pat and his work here.