If you’ve been paying attention you’ll know that I’ve been absent for a little while: I’ve been at the Sea Dragons of Avalon conference, held at Street in Somerset and focusing on the evolution of marine reptiles (and other organisms) across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. The meeting also included a tribute to Arthur Cruickshank, a day of ‘Arthur-themed’ talks, and a public lecture by Ryosuke Motani. And then there were collection visits and field trips; all in all, a major event. It went well and I have a lot to talk about: more details soon (for information on the sign shown in the adjacent photo, go here).
That’s Golden Cap, Charmouth, in the fog. The weather on the field trip was pretty lousy (our initial quarry-visit plans were rained off), but the rain was light, not heavy.
A big temnodontosaur skull, with Adam Smith for scale. We saw a lot of ichthyosaur material!