Mike Everhart, adjunct curator of paleontology at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History, is an expert in the creatures that roamed the sea that covered most of central North America a hundred million years ago.
A producer and film crew from the Discovery Channel will be in Hays from Saturday, Nov. 15 through Nov. 17 to take advantage of his expertise for a film on mosasaurs, the giant seagoing reptiles that lived and hunted in the oceans of the Cretaceous Period.
Mosasaurs, said Everhart, are "my major interest." He has had a part in several Discovery and History Channel productions, as well as a National Geographic IMAX movie called "Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Creatures of the Deep."
On this trip, Discovery wants to film Everhart in the chalk fields of western Kansas on Sunday, Nov. 16, as well as interview him in the Sternberg Museum on Monday.