Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Nicholas Pyenson

Research Geologist and Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals
Department / Division
  • B.S., Emory University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Additional Resources

Learn more about ongoing research in the Pyenson Lab

Research Interests

Evolution and ecology of marine mammals and other marine tetrapods

Journal Article

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  • Pyenson, Nick. 2018. Spying on whales: the past, present, and future of earth's most awesome creatures. New York, New York (2018): Viking.
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