Thursday, 18 June 2015

Dating the Otway Cretaceous

Dr Tom Rich has informed us that despite high seas and rain squalls, the first field trip to collect rock samples for pollen analysis by Barbara Wagstaff was successful
In two days, they managed to visit all the fossil tetrapod sites east of Cape Otway in the Otway Ranges and collect samples from each
Besides Barbara herself, the party consisted of Mike and Pip Cleeland, Alan Tait, Tim Ziegler, Stephen Gallagher and Tom Rich.
Pollen Analysis will provide us a better estimate of how old the Otways rock are, and perhaps even things about what the climate was like at the time.
After a decade of trying to fund this needed project, the actual execution of it has at last begun!

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