Monday, 16 December 2019

The 700

A little while ago, Tom Rich published an article in Deposits Magazine called "The 700", about all of the dig vounteers. We have republished it on the Dino Dreaming website.

More photos from the Rock Breaking Tragics

Mary's very happy find
Nicole finds a nice claw
Nicole's claw

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Some photos from the rock breaking tragic’s weekend

Mike shows off his fossil find
Lesley gives Alan’s tooth some TLC
Alan shows off his theropod tooth
Mike’s fossil

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Sneak Peek at the Field Report

The 2019 Field Report has just been sent to the printers!
Here is a sneak peek at the Front Cover. It features a beautiful photo of ornithopod jaws from ETRW taken by Ruairidh Duncan..

National Grographic on our feathers

Check it out here.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

New paper on the Koonwarra feathers

Check it out in Science Daily or the paper in Gondwana Research.

Some photos from Jane Flowers

Mary breaks rock
The crew on the beach
Bailing out the hole
John digs whilst Nick watches

The crew, the hole and the beach

More photos from the ETRW mini-dig

Sweeping...
Dead dolphin on our beach
Bailing out the hole
Centrum
Another centrum
Pretty ilium
Long skinny bone
The toe that Pat found

Happy Smiling ETRW Fossil Finders

Mary finds a pretty bone
Corrie finds a bone
Pat finds a toe bone

Sunday, 10 November 2019

We dug a hole

The sand was a bit high at ETRW, so we did a lot of digging.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

New paper on our theropods

A new paper on "The Claw" and some of the other ETRW theropod material appeared in the Journal of Vertebrate Palentology on 10 October. Dr Steve Poropat et al compare our material to "Banjo", from Winton. Sad news about the Spinosaurid, though.


Read about it in Swinbourne's News.

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Field Report Day

The 2019 Field Report presentation is a good chance to catch up with the Dinosaur Dreaming crew and hear about the latest Victorian Cretaceous discoveries and research.
Where: Melbourne Museum, Road to Zero Seminar Room
When: 1:30 pm Saturday November 30
For those who participated in the 2019 Field Season, or who are Friends of Dinosaur Dreaming, you will receive your very own copy of the Field Report to take home. (Anyone not a financial member of our Friends or whose membership has lapsed can join at the door.)

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Friday, 4 October 2019

Adele's new pterosaur!

Dinosaur Dreamers Adele Pentland, Steve Poropat and their colleagues have just named a new pterosaur from the Winton formation in Queensland. Nicknamed Butch, Ferrodraco lentoni is a beauty!


Read about it here:
National Geographic
ABC
The Guardian


Or the journal article in Scientific Reports

Monday, 9 September 2019

Rock-breaking Tragics

Sharyn and Kim focus on the job
Sharyn shows off her fossil
Simona shows off her fossil
Rock-breaking in the driveway
Kim and Lesley chat and work

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Dig Cancelled

Our Eric the Red West dig has been cancelled. Some have gone home, some are staying one more night for the promise of Pip’s lasagne and Corrie’s mulled wine.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Back to ETRW!

Today, a small band of Dinosaur Dreamers are off to Eric the Red West to find out if the bones that we call "the block" found at the very end of the 2017 dig are part of a large fossil-dense clump.
We will be cold and wet and ravaged by wind. Wish us luck!

Friday, 31 May 2019

ETRW Planning

We are busy planning for a small crew to visit Eric the Red West in late June. It will be definitely cold, probably wet, and the tides will consipre against us. Why are we going? To find out if the area that, in 2016,  produced the concetration of fossils in known as "The Block" is broad or deep, or just a small concentration. I will post photos of our attemtps.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Tragics weekend at the Kools 6/7 April 2019

Although it has only been about 5 weeks since the end of Dinosaur Dreaming 2019, a small group of dreamers who were suffering from rock-breaking withdrawal (hence "tragic") met at Lesley Kool's house in Wonthaggi to get their fix of breaking some of the stockpile of rock from the recent dig.
The weather was perfect, the company was scintillating and we found more bones, including four ornithopod teeth! There is still plenty of rock to be processed so we are planning another tragics weekend around the end of August-beginning of September.

Small limb bone found by Nicole Evered

 
                                          Kim and Nick working hard

                                          Wendy White spotted the camera, but Mary, Wendy Turner and Mike
                                           were oblivious
                                          Ornithopod tooth finders - Wendy Turner, Nick van Klaveren
                                          and Wendy White (found 2!)

Monday, 11 March 2019

Galleonosaurus the journal article

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-paleontology/article/new-smallbodied-ornithopods-dinosauria-neornithischia-from-the-early-cretaceous-wonthaggi-formation-strzelecki-group-of-the-australianantarctic-rift-system-with-revision-of-qantassaurus-intrepidus-rich-and-vickersrich-1999/D6FEF2CD3EC1CAAD8F41B6ED73EC356C

Galleonosaurus dorisae - a newly named Flat Rocks dino

Introducing Galleonosaurus dorisae, an ornithopod named by Matt Herne (et al) from a specimen found by Gerry Kool at the Flat Rocks dig in 2008!

Here are some press articles:
BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-47518544/galleonosaurus-dorisae-new-dinosaur-discovered-in-australia
ABC: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-03-11/wallaby-sized-dinosaur-from-victorian-coast/10878984
EurekAlert: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/cup-nwd030619.php
Earth.com: https://www.earth.com/news/new-small-dinosaur-species-australia/
Cosmos Magazine: https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/newly-found-aussie-dinosaur-confirms-diversity-in-ancient-rift-valley
WRAL: https://www.wral.com/dinosaur-fossil-found-in-australia-was-about-the-size-of-a-wallaby/18249410/
New York Times Post: https://nytimespost.com/new-species-of-dinosaur-the-size-of-a-small-kangaroo-discovered-in-australia-resembles-a-galleon-sailing-ship/
KITV: https://www.kitv.com/story/40101295/dinosaur-fossil-found-in-australia-was-about-the-size-of-a-wallaby
The Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8607350/new-species-dinosaur-small-kangaroo-discovered-australia-galleon/
CNET: https://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-discovered-a-new-wallaby-sized-dinosaur-in-australia/
CNN: https://m.cnn.com/en/article/h_5ea9dae39c42ac6a33ac641e6e837aca
India Times Post : https://indiatimespost.com/new-species-of-dinosaur-the-size-of-a-small-kangaroo-discovered-in-australia-resembles-a-galleon-sailing-ship/
VAAJU.com: https://vaaju.com/aus/new-wallaby-sized-dinosaur-identified-from-fossils-found-along-the-victorian-coast-science-news/
Phys.org https://phys.org/news/2019-03-wallaby-sized-dinosaur-ancient-australian-antarctic-rift.html
Channel 9: https://www.9news.com.au/content/2019/03/11/17/46/victoria-news-new-dinosaur-found-galleonosaurus-wallaby
USA Today Post: https://usatodaypost.com/new-species-of-dinosaur-the-size-of-a-small-kangaroo-discovered-in-australia-resembles-a-galleon-sailing-ship/
The Cool Press: https://www.thecoolpress.com/2019/03/11/dinosaur-fossil-found-in-australia-was-about-the-size-of-a-wallaby/
Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64953-wallaby-size-dinosaur-discovered-australia.html
Sci News: http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/galleonosaurus-dorisae-06980.html
Smithsonian: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-dinosaur-species-found-australia-reveals-lost-world-180971681/
Tech Explorist: https://www.techexplorist.com/new-wallaby-sized-dinosaur-found-australia/21489/
Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/science/new-tiny-dinosaur-discovered-in-australia
Newsweek : https://www.newsweek.com/galleonosaurus-dorisae-new-dinosaur-australia-rift-valley-1357986
Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190311081923.htm
USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/03/11/dinosaur-discovery-jaw-fossils-australia-wallaby-sized-herbivore/3127668002/
News.com.au: https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/new-wallabysized-dinosaur-identified-from-the-ancient-australianantarctic-rift-valley/news-story/df2bf52721ffc034652c74c3f7840049


I will post the link to the journal shortly.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Jade's vlog

In week one of the dig this year, Jade made a video record of her time as a volunteer.
Check it out on YouTube: Jade's vlog

Friday, 1 March 2019

At the house breaking remaining rock

Alan finds a fossil
Nicole (finally) finds a fossil
A fossil with a flared end
A pretty vertebra

Last day on site

Tim Z finds a fossil
Alan talks sedimentology with the John Monash students
The John Monash students
Darren finds a fossil
The nice fossil that Tim Z found
Another fossil
… and another
A small shaft
Cassia finds a fossil
The fossil Cassia found