New Article: Fossils or Bay Filling at Beaumaris?

New Article: Fossils or Bay Filling at Beaumaris?
Updates on 3 Apr , 2016
Article featured in the March 2016 issue No.264 of Park Watch - the publication of the Victorian National Parks Association: Fossils Or Bay Filling At Beaumaris? The high sandstone cliff and adjoining seabed at Beaumaris on Port Phillip Bay have become a new battleground against inappropriate and excessive coastal development. The fossils found along this shoreline are famous and ...
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We Need To Protect The Fossil Heritage On Our Doorstep

We Need To Protect The Fossil Heritage On Our Doorstep
Updates on 27 Jul , 2015
Great new article about Beaumaris, its fossils and the threat of the planned marina development by Professor John Long, Strategic Professor in Palaeontology at Flinders University. "The fossils from this site are remarkably diverse and abundant. The 2 km stretch of coast between Table Rock and Mentone Beach is home to Australia’s single richest marine animal fossil site, spanning the last 5...
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Push For Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site To Be Protected

Push For Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site To Be Protected
Updates on 25 Mar , 2015
New Herald Sun article available here. EXPERTS are pushing to have Beaumaris Bay’s fossil site protected from foreshore development­. Flinders University professor John Long believed Beaumaris Bay could be the third addition to Australia’s World Heritage Fossil Site, with the Sandringham Foreshore Association planning to soon lodge an application for National Heritage. Fossils of prehisto...
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“The Whole Thing Has To Go”

“The Whole Thing Has To Go”
Updates on 19 Feb , 2015
The Age has just published a story on the planned Beaumaris Marina expansion plans, threatening our World-class fossil site: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/worldclass-fossil-site-in-beaumaris-threatened-by-marina-expansion-plans-20150219-13iy0i.html The article quotes esteemed Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist and global warming activist Professor Tim Flannery as sta...
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The Crocodile That Ate the Powerboats

The Crocodile That Ate the Powerboats
Updates on 21 Jun , 2015
Well, it’s not exactly a crocodile. It’s a fossil which might turn out to be part of the jaw of an extinct species of crocodile. The powerboats belong to the Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron (BMYS), which has plans for a $20 million expansion of its facility on leased Crown land. A rock breakwater, 120 more wet-berths, a three-story drystack, a new club house and a ‘function facility.’ Lin...
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Paleontological Society Statement

Paleontological Society Statement
Updates on 25 Feb , 2015
"The Beaumaris fossil site has been recognized for over a century as providing an unparalleled view of the marine life in Australia from 4.3 to 5.0 million years ago. Fossils of whales, seals, penguins, giant toothed seabirds, turtles, sharks, fishes, and many kinds of marine invertebrates have all been found here. Fossils of land-dwelling mammals have also been found, including giant kangaroo, wa...
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Keep Our Fossil Site

Keep Our Fossil Site
Updates on 17 Feb , 2015
A Letter From Professor John Long on the planned Beaumaris Marina: THE Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, representing over 2000 palaeontologists, congratulates the efforts of the Bayside community with raising awareness of the significance of the Beaumaris Bay fossil site with their February 22 event. Professor Tim Flannery, Dr Erich Fitzgerald of Museum Victoria and Professor John Bucker...
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Royal Society of Victoria Statement

Royal Society of Victoria Statement
Updates on 14 Feb , 2015
Read the Royal Society of Victoria Position Statement on the planned Beaumaris Marina. The Royal Society of Victoria has been part of Melbourne’s intellectual life since 1854: "The locality is recognized as the most important of its type in Australia and arguably has international significance." "Part of the fossil site has already been built over by the existing facilities of the Beaumaris ...
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