Assistant Teaching Professor Lauren Poyer Shares Her Knowledge Of The Kraken

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A Norse sea monster of legend was probably a whale, scientists say. (Image credit: Left image: Public Domain, color and contrast corrected, Right image: J. McCarthy)

Lauren Poyer's Kraken expertise has once again resulted in a series of press consultations. A new article about "trap fishing" by a few marine biologists in Australia meant that her medieval Scandinavian knowledge of texts describing the hafgufa has produced two public-facing pieces: one by Live Science and another by Popular Science.

Who knew medieval history could be this relevant?  Thank you for so generously sharing your knowledge with us, Lauren!