Field trip to Port Campbell(ish), Victoria
A few weeks ago I managed to escape out to the field for a couple of days. It was very welcome as I had missed out on my regular field trip due to my wife planning our wedding and honeymoon smack bang in the middle of the field season (the cheek of it)! So when the chance came for a quick trip along the Victorian coast I grabbed it and thought I’d post a few pics of the trip.
Where did I go? Well, the exact location must unfortunately remain a secret for the time being. This is because: 1) my colleague, Lisa Nink is working on a detailed study of the locality for her Honours thesis and 2) other localities nearby have picked clean by illegal collectors who either keep the specimens in their private collections or sell them on, any scientific information usually being lost. So all I can say about the locality is that it’s somewhere near Port Campbell in western Victoria. So here's a few pics of the trip, enjoy!
The material we recovered is mainly from various megafauna taxa, and is from the Pleistocene. We planned to spend two days on site but unfortunately got rained out on our second day. Looks like we'll have to go back again sometime!
Thanks to Lisa and Dave for the pictures!