Monday, 30 July 2018

National Science Week at Melbourne Museum is all about fossils

On Sunday 19 August, join me at Melbourne Museum as we celebrate National Science Week.
All day long people (including me) will be excavating some Croc Blocks (Eocene turtles and crocodiles from up near Gladstone), and Dr Tom Rich will be talking about "the biggest list of volunteers on a dinosaur dig!" at 2:00 pm.  He is sharing the stage with Dr Erich Fitzgerald, who will probably talk about whales.
https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whats-on/national-science-week/

Australia's Dinosaurs at Wheelers' Hill Library

Dr Steve Poropat is talking about Australia's dinosaurs (including Vic Cretaceous ones) on Thursday 2 August at 7:00 pm at the Wheeler's Hill Library. For details and to register:
https://www.monlib.vic.gov.au/Events/Event-Listing/Australias-Dinosaurs
https://inspiringvictoria.org.au/event/australias-dinosaurs-at-wheelers-hill-libary/

Monday, 2 July 2018

Permits

Some good news on the permit front - we have now got permission to collect the fossils that Mike Cleeland has found whilst prospecting on the Bass Coast. Still no word on the permits that will allow us to do a more intensive dig (like we have been doing at ETRW and before that at Flat Rocks) - not sure if that might happen in time to do something in early 2019, but we hope so!

Monday, 14 May 2018

An overview of Victorian Cretaceous research

It's finally here - Dr Steve Poropat et al have published the long promised review summarising what has been published so far on the Victorian Cretaceous.

The link to the Alcheringa article is here.
Look out for the mention of me on page 49!

New mammal jaw to be scanned tomorrow

Last November I found a jaw that bears an at least superficial resemblance to Corriebaatar marywaltersae whilst breaking rock in Lesley's driveway. Dr Tom Rich tells me that the jaw that I found will be scanned tomorrow at the Monash Synchrotron. Whilst this is very exciting, it sometimes takes week to render those images afterwards.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

RSV: Our Mesozoic Menagerie

A review of Steve Poropat's Royal Society of Victoria presentation is in their latest newsletter online here.  A capacity audience (including Tom rich and a handful of Dinosaur Dreaming volunteers) listened to Steve talk about dinosaurs, marine reptiles and even little mammals.