Monday, 27 February 2017

Week 3 crew photo

Thanks to Rob Zugaro from Museum Victoria for taking the picture.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Fri 24th - last day at site

Karina finds a fossil
Ali finds a fossil
Nick looks at the fossil layers
Steve photographs the hole
Kevin finds a fossil
Wevetini turns over a rock
Wendy finds a fossil
Mary finds a fossil
Fotini finds a fossil
Gemma finds a fossil
Wendy and Steve apply paraloid
Wendy applies paraloid
James finds a fossil

Thu 23rd - fossils and stretching

Wendy shows off a fossil
Tash finds a fossil
Ross and Karina hold a fossil
Wendy and Steve in the hole
The crew stretches

Wed 22nd - Fossil finds

James finds a fossil
Gemma finds a fossil
Karina finds a fossil
Astrid finds a fossil
Mellisa finds a fossil

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tue 21st - warm sunshine

The tide was lower - our hole survived
Sharon finds a fossil
Darren finds a fossil

Mon 20th - back on the beach but cold

Early morning digging
Mid morning digging
Extracting rock from the hole

Sun 19th - so wet we only spent a couple of hours out in it

The tide filled in our hole - we left it full
Mary breaks rock in the rain
It was so wet!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Pretty Teeth

Mary's ornithopod tooth
Allen's plesiosaur tooth
Allen's plesiosaur tooth (counterpart)

Wed 15th - interesting visitors

Today some researchers from Deakin University came to visit us - they are looking at how to make a Virtual Reality education experience in a real-world environment and are going to use our site and our dinosaurs in that.  There are all sorts of challenges like waves (noisy and moving), wind, sun and cloud cover, shadows and jackhammers so we are keen to see what they can make of all the data they collected.

Today was the first day we found confirmed teeth - Mary found a lovely ornithopod tooth, Allen S found a cute little plesiosaur tooth, and Steve found a tooth that will have to wait until Lesley gets here to be identified.  I think that Alan T might have found a theropod tooth under the weeds but pretty much no-one agrees with me so we will need to wait for that outcome as well.

And the weather god smiled on us once again and we did very little digging!
Allen S finds a fossil
Mary finds a fossil
Chris finds a fossil
Steve gets interviewed by the ABC
Mel finds a fossil
Mike finds a fossil
John S finds a fossil