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Live preparation of a probable new species of Ichthyosaur



Dr Steve Etches, a familiar figure for Rockwatchers visiting Dorset or attending our residential fieldtrip, will be preparing a rare Ichthyosaur in his glass walled workshop at his museum.  Visitors will be able to go along and watch him working on the fossil and also watch him from above via the live feed on a large television screen.  It’s a rare chance to witness live the painstaking preparation of such a large and exciting specimen.  To completely prepare the fossil will take Steve up to a couple of months so anyone visiting the museum during the summer should be able to see him at work.

The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life is the finest collection of Late Jurassic age fossils and they have all been found within a 3 mile locality of the museum in Kimmeridge, Dorset.  Well worth a visit if you are anywhere near.

Author: Helen Connolly

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