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Rolo

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Thought I'd share some images of the fossils seen on Gozo around Dewejra during a recent holiday. The limestones are Miocene and the beautifully preserved fossils erode out on the platforms. Collecting is strictly prohibited, and despite seeing a few obvious attempts in general the rule seems to be respected.

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Looks better weather than here Lol. It’s been years since I went to Malta and Gozo. Did you see any shark teeth ?

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No shark teeth, despite a good search....what kinds are found there? Megs?
Weather was great, Gozo lovely, much preferred to Malta itself.
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Yes meg teeth have been found there, the museum at Mdina had some in. Did you go round the Neolithic temples.
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A Meg would have been stunning, although it would have been very hard to respect the no collecting rule if I had come across one!! We did go to the temples just as they were closing so missed seeing them! I had wanted to visit the natural history museum at the Citadel as well but herself is not a fan of such things and managed to steer me in another direction constantly.  Loved seeing and photographing the reptile fauna though, but was a little disappointed not to see a Chameleon which are apparently found on both Gozo and Malta, not endemic but a successful introduction.
Maltese wall lizard and Occellated skink
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Australia  has got as well very strict rules which make it illegal to remove, fossils,
one can't even pick up a roadkill kookaburra, and use the feathers for decoration.
this is because the lawmakers, want to avoid the excuse, "well I found it already dead on the street", for any malicious hunter of feathers.

but if, a tough hard rock fossil has been washed already, into the sea, and than collected they will turn a blind eye, I was told by the museum.


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Hi Flint,
Great to hear from you again. If you are ever back in the UK give me a shout for a Hastings forage!
Alan
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