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Nothronychus and Dilophosaurus

We visited the Museum of Northern Arizona during the trip, lured in by their promise of dinosaurs. They had a total of two, which is still good for a small museum. 32 more words


Precambrian muscles??? Oooooh!

Okay, consider this a cautious squee. I wish at least some of those Ediacaran fossils were a little more obvious. I mean, I might love fossils, but I’m trained to squirt nasty chemicals on bits of dead worm and play with protein sequences, not to look at faint impressions in rock and see an animal. 602 more words


Penguins, Huge Penguins

It’s no secret that I love penguins – so it’s appropriate that the first post in this blog is about them. When I was a very young child, my parents took to Edinburgh Zoo – I thought they had just decided that I deserved a trip from the north of England to Scotland, but they were actually plotting to migrate to Australia and they were arranging some paperwork; the zoo was just an added bonus. 868 more words


My Alien Fossil Collection

These rock formations are from my yard. I dug them out of the ground while doing yard work. I think some of them look like fossils. 47 more words


Google Glass and paleontology collections: what we learned, Part I

Author: Kelsey

The Lowdown: Google Glass is has remarkable potential as a curation and documentation tool, but what it gains in efficiency it loses in picture resolution and lack of updates. 1,071 more words

Academic Life

Western Australia Museum: a must see museum in Perth!

After my post on the South Australian Museum, you’ll wonder why I write about the WA version. Simple fact: it’s different.

Just a quick reminder: Western Australia covers almost half of Australia. 210 more words


Diary Excerpts

April 27th 2014

Today I made my first meaningful trip to Lyme Regis to make some photographs for this new Mary Anning project.  Modern fossil hunters is a good place to start, surely? 512 more words