|Crew at work (photo by Fotini)|
|Melissa finds a great curly fossil|
|Melissa's curly fossil|
|An interesting tiny fossil|
Museum Victoria and Monash University have conducted “Dinosaur Dreaming” digs since 1995. Originally at the Flat Rocks site outside Inverloch, Victoria, it has evolved to include localities along the Bass and Otway Coasts. Since 2008 this blog has shared images and stories of crew taking part in excavations, fossil bones recovered, and fossilly things we get up to between digs. The most recent dig took place at Flat Rocks for 3 weeks in February.
Today we sampled Noddyland. Not a lot of bones found...
|Nick and Fotini discuss angle grinder options|
|Fotini trims a fossil|
|Rohan, Mike and Melissa plan next steps|
|Ruairidh and Tom refine strategy whist Rohan breaks rock|
|Melissa and Mike looking at rock|
|Rohan finds a fossil|
|Ruairidh wields a sledgehammer|
Today we sampled the Mary Anning site (between Inverloch and our Flat Rocks site). Not a lot of bones, but better than yesterday. What we called site C (our third sample) is rather promising.
|Lesley looks happy with her “bone of the day”|
|Lesley’s ankylosaur scute.|
Today we sampled the Melissa’s Mine site near Inverloch. It was voted “Meh” by most of the small crew. We found turtle scraps and only one nice bone. But it was good to be out on the beach again!
|Mike’s bone (best of the day!)|
|Mike shows off his find|
|Melissa with her find from further down the beach|
|The beach is beautiful|
|Joerg with his find|