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Dinosaur Dreaming

Sweeping out the hole


Once the hole is pumped out, any remaining sand is swept away... literally!


It takes quite a lot of effort, and teamwork, but eventually, all you can see is the blue-grey rock of the fossil layer...


Some of the tasks can only be done by two or four people at a time, so there's the occasional break while we're standing around waiting to get to the next step. But with scenery like this, it's a welcome chance to contemplate the beauty of the Bunurong Marine Park.

Uncovering the hole | Removing the cover |Pumping the water