@elaine1394 is an upcoming palaeo-entomologist and budding science communicator. She’s absolutely brilliant in the field and the lab and you should all give her a follow. Shes currently working on Cretaceous dragonflies! Dope! Elaine: “When I'm not in the field I'm at Melbourne Museum studying my specimens for my honours project Cretaceous Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)
This little specimen is the wing of a dragonfly (or is it) from the early Cretaceous (about 130 million years ago). So it would of been flying around dinosaurs while it was alive!!! It is from the fossil site at Koonwarra, south Gippsland. This site has some pretty amazing insect fossils! The dragonflies at this time look very similar to the ones we see today as well as similar in size. To identify this guy i will be looking at the wing venation, as every species has a different pattern of veins on their wings!
The second picture is from the book by Jell and Duncan published in 1986. These authors originally described this specimen and my job is redescribing it as modern technology allows us to see these specimens in much greater detail.” #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils
#paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #dragonflies
Group of dolphins 🐬 What’s your favourite sea creature? | Photo By 📸 @nolanomura
New babies to my collection! I cant resist when in a mineral and gem store.
Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom.
A king's time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.
And this'll all be mine?
Everything... Young Simba:
Everything the light touches...
Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away.