Saturday, August 4, 2012

Western Australian dinosaur footprints threatened by gas works and port facilities - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Western Australian dinosaur footprints threatened by gas works and port facilities - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

Fossilised footprints can be seen along 200Km of coastline north or Broome. The footprints, were made by sauropods, the biggest known dinosaurs moving in groups along the coast.

The fossilised footprints occur in rock outcrops, separated by long stretches of sandy beaches. Tony Thulborn says the footprints offer great insight into life 130 million years ago.

He fears the footprints are under threat as the area, particularly the rocky foreshore of James Prince Point has been marked for building gas works and port facilities.

1 comment:

  1. How do we support the preservation of the footprints and cultural aspects of this issue?

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