Marine Reptiles and Sharks from the Age of the Dinosaurs

Online Exhibition | Updated 3 years ago

Mikael Siversson crouched over to talk to the camera Image copyright of WA Museum

Around 100 million years ago, in the age of the dinosaurs, the coastal areas of Western Australia were covered in a shallow sea.

Living in this ancient ocean, there were gigantic marine reptiles and large sharks that were the top predators of the age.

These massive animals are now extinct, however, in the Dampier region near Exmouth, there are many reminders of their once dominant presence.

During August 2011, the Western Australian Museum's Dr Mikael Siversson - Curator of Palaeontology and world renowned expert on fossil Lamniform Sharks - led a field trip to the Giralia Range. This online exhibition documents the field trip, the discoveries, and provides some ultra-high resolution photography of the fossils and videos diaries from the field trip.

Marine Reptiles and Sharks from the Age of the Dinosaurs exhibition website