Broome

Dinosaur tracks are disappearing

A scientist says all the Broome Sandstone dinosaur tracks documented in the 1960s have disappeared.

Dinosaur expert Dr Steve Salisbury said the sandstone has many layers, and surf naturally erodes each layer, destroying tracks but exposing new ones underneath.

He is leading a team that will be mapping dinosaur tracks for the next three years.

Science Network [read this story]

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Friday, April 18th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Man missing near Broome

Police are  concerned about a 64-year-old man who has not been seen since early Monday morning.

Geoffrey Arthur Channing is believed to be somewhere between Dampier Peninsula and Bidyadanga.

He was driving a red 2001 Landcruiser utility registered number BM 23057 with a white fibreglass canopy on the rear.

WAToday [read this story]

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Cable Beach: Plane crash

A plane crashed in the ocean off Cable Beach tonight.

An open-air concert on the beach was cancelled.

The West Australian [read this story]

The Australian says some people believe it was the mail plane returning from outlying communities with no passengers.

The Australian [read this story]

Unconfirmed reports from Broome people say the plane was carrying freight to Port Hedland and had just taken off when it “nose dived”.

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 Broome, Police and courts Comments Off
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