Ben is a Vertebrate Paleontologist from Museums Victoria, where he has been exploring the southern coastline of prehistoric Australia for ancient marine organisms. His work has a focus on whales, but he’ll pretty much work on anything that has a backbone and exists within the marine environment. Ben has been on numerous paleontological digs and has found evidence of new species of mega-toothed sharks, the largest birds that took to the sky and crazy weird whales unknown to science. Ben can talk your ear off about whales, their evolution and loves hating Jurassic World.
He has over five years experience in public speaking in numerous formats, is the science advisor for “Bayside Earth Sciences Society”and is creating a documentary series about the strange life of lesser-known animals that exist within Victoria, with a current emphasis on Livyatan, a 5 million year old killer sperm whale that ate other whales.