Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Sharyn's art show

Sharyn Madder (who has dug with us since 2009) is showing her amazing art at Cambridge Studio Gallery from August 7th to 24th.  Opening drinks are on Saturday August 10th.  Check it out!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Two short films

Joe and a short-faced kangaroo
 On Friday night two short films by Dinosaur Dreaming Diggers screened at the Brunswick St Gallery.
Joe Burgess, who dug with us this year, presented an early cut of the "Australian Megafauna Project".  I had not realised it involved life-sized models.  These interact with our modern urban environment between shots of scientists (including Erich Fitzgerald and David Pickering) showing us the bones that remain.  It's hard to explain. Go see it next time it screens.
David Hocking dug with us from 2007 to 2009 and is a PhD candidate in palaeontology.  You may remember his video on Leopard Seals.  David presented "Life on the Rocks" a short film about the fur seals that he has been studying.  These live off the coast of Phillip Island.  The film includes a scene where a juvenile seal is caught in order to remove the fishing net caught around his neck, and some footage of a mother seal greeting her pup.  Perhaps David will post it on-line.  I'll let you know if he does.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

ABC Gippsland coverage of our plesiosaur tooth

Click here to see the ABC coverage of our big plesiosaur tooth, including some audio from Dr Erick Fitzgerald from Museum Victoria: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/07/22/3808304.htm?site=gippsland
Thanks Mike for finding the story.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Lock in Saturday 12th October.

Field Report Day will be Saturday 12th October at the Melbourne Museum.  More details will be available to crew and Friends (Not a Friend of Dinosaur Dreaming? Join here.) closer to the date.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A new paper on one of our plesiosaur teeth

Dr Roger Benson from University of Cambridge, who dug with us in the Otways in March 2011, has (in conjunction with Dr Erich Fitzgerald, Dr Tom Rich and Professor Pat Vickers-Rich) published a paper about our freshwater plesiosaurian in Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology.

If you find the paper abstract a little technical, Travis Park (who has dug with us since 2010) explains what it's all about in his blogozoic post.