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Tammy Gillespie

Professor, Human Anatomy and Physiology, EAC

The Meg— Prehistoric sea monsters... need a bigger boat

Professor Gillespie discusses prehistoric sea creatures and The Meg, touching on the impact they had during their time and what the impact will be for our time.

Presented as part of the 2023 National Evening of Science on Screen.

Willcox Theater and Arts Willcox, AZ

Film Synopsis

A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed—the Megalodon.

    A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific… with its crew trapped inside.

    With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon.

    Photo credit: Warner Bros.

    About the Speaker

    Tammy Gillespie is the human anatomy and physiology professor at EAC and has taught there since 2002. She has a Master’s degree in Zoology from BYU with an emphasis on vertebrate paleontology and comparative and human anatomy. She grew up in Calgary, Alberta, just a short 1.5 hour trip to the Badlands of Alberta and the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology.