Dinosaur footprints

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.

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Friday, April 18th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Scientists to study dinosaur tracks

A Queensland-based research groups is studying the dinosaur trackways along the Broome limestone.

Paeleontologist Steve Salisbury is leading the study.

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Dinosaur tracks ‘all worth preserving’

Recent studies of the dinosaur trackway north of Broome show that all dinosaur footprints have scientific value.

The Broome Sandstone, which contains tracks of at least 15 dinosaur species, makes it possible to study the way they interacted.

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Saturday, November 10th, 2012 Broome, Environment Comments Off

James Price Point: Dinosaur tracks ‘have to go’

Picture by Rod Hartvigsen

Picture by Rod Hartvigsen

The West Australian says ministers are confused about the proposed gas plant’s impact on dinosaur tracks.

The Premier says the gas hub has been moved to avoid damaging any tracks, and the environment minister says some would “absolutely have to go”.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Environment, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off

James Price Point: Protection measures criticised

Environmentalists criticized protection measures announced by the environment minister for the proposed gas hub precinct.

Picture by Rod Hartvigsen

Picture by Rod Hartvigsen

Dinosaur expert Steve Salisbury said some dinosaur tracks would be destroyed and others buried.

Ecologist Louise Beames said vine thickets could not be rehabilitated if groundwater and dunes were lost.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 Environment, Government Comments Off

James Price Point: Appeals committee reports

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Picture by Rod Hartvigsen

The committee appointed to examine appeals against the proposed gas hub has reported to environment minister Bill Marmion.

The report recommends greater Indigenous involvement in environmental management.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 Aboriginal, Environment, Government Comments Off

James Price Point: Scientists ‘trespass’on cultural zone

Hostiles a JPP

Goolarabooloo law boss Philip Roe confronts scientists and security guards - photo by Damian Kelly

Anti-gas protestors say six scientists falsely claiming to represent the EPA inspected dinosaur tracks near James Price Point.

Broome Community No-Gas Coalition says the scientists, accompanied by six security guards, entered a culturally-sensitive zone without traditional owners’ clearance.

You can read the group’s media release here:

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 Oil and gas Comments Off

Kimberley dinosaurs on TV

For those who missed ABC Catalyst program on TV last night, you can watch it here.

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Friday, October 5th, 2012 Environment Comments Off
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