Monday, 11 December 2017

Sneak peek 2017 Field Report front cover

The 2017 Field Report Cover shows "Gerry's jaw" (found in 2001) next to Bishops whitmorei. Tom has been researching this tiny jaw and will be telling crew and registered Friends exciting things about it on Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Field Report Day

Mark your diaries! The 2017 Field Report Presentation Day has been set for Saturday 16 December at Melbourne Museum. More details closer to the date.

Monday, 29 May 2017

John Wilkins's Prep Station

Lesley Kool has been teaching John Wilkins how to prepare our fossils
Busy busy busy
. John has set up a workstation at home complete with a homemade reflector to concentrate the light.  I look forward to be able to report on what he discovers.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Paul Chedgey's workstation

I spoke to long time volunteer Paul Chedgey when I was in the museum the other day and he showed me this photo of the rock-breaking station he had built in his back yard.  Not all the fossil-finding excitement happens on the dig itself.  Between digs, Paul and others like him break down a lot of the offcuts and rejected fossils.  This so reminds me of the Inverloch breaking stations, except that the chair is better and there is no tubby stool next to it holding a cup of tea.


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)