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spider
Bow, You have some nice bits there. Congratulations the verts look good tided up. It will be interesting to see the articulated block prepped up Thumbs Up
Have a nice day :0)
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Naze Dave
Great finds, i also look forward to seeing them prepped.
thanks
Dave
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plagistoma
Is your boulder a nodule? my skull started off as a round boulder with pencil lead thin ribs and broken verts running through it and only on the start of prepping did the skull show up.
So the neural arch fooled us all,i bet your dissapointed,you may as well throw those back on the beach LOL

 

steve
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TqB
Good stuff, Bow, that plesi vert is very nice.
Tarquin
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Bow1980
Heres my first ever articulated piece all cleaned up, it's from a recent fall so i'm hoping that at somepoint i'll find the other half of the slab which should have at least the rest of the paddle in it.
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ThomasM
That is superb, very well done, hope you find the rest of it.

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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spider
Bow, Awsome piece. I wasnt expecting that to be in there
Have a nice day :0)
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Naze Dave
Lovely piece, good luck finding the rest.
thanks
Dave
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ophthalmosaur

Great find Bow! Hope you can find more of it. Amazing to see all five digits and the considerable spacing between them but the phalanges in each digit closely packed.

Paul

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Bow1980
Managed to get 2 more larger blocks from the same area as the paddle, so i think its the same beast.
 

Made a start on the smaller of the two and so far there is a complete Sclerotic ring and next to that is an articulated tailThumbs Up Pics to follow when completed.

 

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Some bits on the larger block

 

 

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Welsh Wizard
Well done Bow and thanks for finding and returning my hammer and chiesel.

I'll post my ichthyosaur tail section that I found when I finish prepping it and i'll post my nautilus as well (which turned out ok in the end albeit missing the front)

I bet if we put together all our finds we'll probably have a complete Ichthyosaur.

Regards

Nick
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, then you're probably right".......Henry Ford
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ophthalmosaur

Very exciting Bow. Glad you're getting more of it. Re. the paddle it looks like you've got right to the end of the paddle, doesn't it? Looks like the bit of the tail where the vertebrae get rapidly smaller just before the tail bend?

Paul

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TqB
Great stuff, Bow; nice detail of the sedimentary layers in that last photo, looks like a uniform mud piled up over the vertebrae which could explain the articulated preservation.
Tarquin
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mudbug2


Hi all
Nice bones give me more, good clear pictures keep them coming Thankyou.
Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug.. 
S.H.T-N
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ThomasM
That looks excellent, should be stunning after prep.

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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Bow1980

Thanks for the replies. I've done as much as i can on the smaller block, i've got as close to the bones as possible and trimmed the large block down so that it's manageable. When the larger block is trimmed i'll send them both off to get finished professionally.


 

Here's the smaller block as is, there some bone on the bottom left and to the far right is a vert and a neural arch, sadly there looks like theres nothing in the middle.

 

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The good news is that the two blocks actually fit together, so the tail runs into the larger block

 

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plagistoma

Keep up the good work you'll get your skull yet and maybe the whole beast.


steve

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spider
How exciting, Keep us posted Thumbs Up
Have a nice day :0)
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prep01
on NG WILD @20:00 (,10 minutes away ) Ancient sea monsters (Ichthyosaurs)

Colin Huller
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Bow1980
prep01 wrote:
on NG WILD @20:00 (,10 minutes away ) Ancient sea monsters (Ichthyosaurs)


Seen that one the other day, it's quite good. Another good one about Ichthyosaurs from NG is "death of a sea monster" and the history channel have a good one about a pliosaur called "Predator X"
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prep01
Yeah - seen PredatorX and I have a couple of verts from a Pliosaur!

Colin Huller
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plagistoma
Saw the ancient sea monsters one the other week ,quite good but NG tend to run the same sequences over and over in the same program which gets a bit frustrating.
 

steve
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prep01
Yes, I agree, it is annoying seeing the same 'bit' over and over again - it happens all to often nowadays and not just on NG!
It made me wonder if the Aust bone bed might contain some interesting stuff? Where's that PK Chef when he's needed?


Colin Huller
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Bow1980
Man in the mini skirt and high heels spooked me earlier on the beachAngry, so much so I left my chisel behind in a rush to move onThumbs Down. Drop me a PM if anyone finds it. It's blue with a rubber guard attached.
 

A record 0 finds for me as well.Dead
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P King Chef

prep01 wrote:
Yes, I agree, it is annoying seeing the same 'bit' over and over again - it happens all to often nowadays and not just on NG!
It made me wonder if the Aust bone bed might contain some interesting stuff? Where's that PK Chef when he's needed?




Sorry Colin
missed this last night.
I've had the odd vert from Aust that has been tentatively i'd as Pliosaur, but apart from the normal Ichthy and Plesi stuff nothing much unusual.
I think Bow has had more with his dino finds.
 
Pete

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It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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P King Chef

Bow1980 wrote:
Man in the mini skirt and high heels spooked me earlier on the beachAngry, so much so I left my chisel behind in a rush to move onThumbs Down. Drop me a PM if anyone finds it. It's blue with a rubber guard attached.
 

A record 0 finds for me as well.Dead


He was wearing high heels on the beach?
He has no sense.......... kitten heels are better for walking in!
Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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prep01
Pete - how do you know that "kitten heels" are better for walking on sand? I don't even know what they are!!!!!!!!!

Colin Huller
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P King Chef
Colin,

Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Pete

At work I have to make a lot of sacrifices.
It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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prep01
Never seen it, but I'll accept that explanation!

Colin Huller
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Bow1980
P King Chef wrote:
Bow1980 wrote:
Man in the mini skirt and high heels spooked me earlier on the beachAngry, so much so I left my chisel behind in a rush to move onThumbs Down. Drop me a PM if anyone finds it. It's blue with a rubber guard attached.
 

A record 0 finds for me as well.Dead


He was wearing high heels on the beach?
He has no sense.......... kitten heels are better for walking in!








  

I was going to try and explain why there would be a man dressed like a woman at Lavernock, but upon googling, a certain website found this on the same page as lavernock

 

Aust Wharf - Nr Severn Bridge. The action happens near the bridge at the end of the road.

 

So you may have your own share of oddities lurking around.....
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Bow1980
plagistoma wrote:
Is your boulder a nodule? my skull started off as a round boulder with pencil lead thin ribs and broken verts running through it and only on the start of prepping did the skull show up.



 

Finished the boulder, no skull, but a good assortment of items: Ribs, Verts, Humerus or Femur, Neural arches, Paddle digits.

 

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Anyone know what this is lurking under the rib?

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mudbug2


Bow
Well impressed with the prep and the finished article, thanks for sharing, I just love bones!!!!
Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug...
S.H.T-N
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P King Chef

Bow1980 wrote:








   
Aust Wharf - Nr Severn Bridge. The action happens near the bridge at the end of the road.

 

So you may have your own share of oddities lurking around.....


Thankfully I'm usually there too early and miss "the action".



That is a superb bit of Ichthy you've got there Bow, nicely prepped as well.

Good find.
Pete

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It's one of the benefits of being a Druid.
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ThomasM
That is excellent, well done on all the effort that went into retrieving and then prepping it. Is that all the blocks done and stuck together or just one of them?

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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Bow1980
ThomasM wrote:
That is excellent, well done on all the effort that went into retrieving and then prepping it. Is that all the blocks done and stuck together or just one of them?



 

Thanks, this is just a small boulder that i found, nothing to do with the larger blocks that contain some articulated items, they are waiting to get posted off for prep.

 

Also Plesi jaw should be here next week as well, seen a photo of it almost done (one side looks like it has teeth still in the jaw) and all i can say is wow, the prep guy has done an amazing jobThumbs Up
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TqB
"Anyone know what this is lurking under the rib?"

 

Nice block, Bow - isn't that a scapula?
Tarquin
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Bow1980
Thanks Tarquin. most have been a really small Ichthy as the scapula is about 2cm long.
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Dragon Man
Where is the best place in Lvernock to find Dinosuar bone thanks
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plagistoma

Hi Dragon Man


The bones at Lavernock are from sea creatures not dinosaurs,icthyosaurs and plesiosaurs mostly although the odd rare dino piece has been found at penarth. Bone can be found in the shale layers or fallen from the cliff and loose on the beach if you are lucky.


 


steve

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Bow1980









For viewers outside of Wales, some interesting clips from Iolo's Natural History of Wales that was aired some years back.

 

Sea Creatures


 

Lavernock, Barry, Stormy Down

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plagistoma

Tried Lavernock yesterday and whilst most of the bits found were mediocre i did find a bit of shale with a part of a jaw plate in (Ichy) which did not photograph and my mate found a lump of bone which did not excite too much until he turned it over and found a tooth on the other side,he's thinking its part of the jaw but not sure yet and was assuming it is Ichy but it could be Plesi.


side found first

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reverse side

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close up

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any sugestions welcome.

 

steve
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ThomasM
That is a lovely piece, well done, it certainly looks to me like ichthy tooth rather than plesi.

Thomas

If you don't look, you won't find.
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Bow1980
I'd say Ichthy as well, nice tooth though with root
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Naze Dave
Nice piece of bone.
Thanks
Dave
Still Life
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mudbug2


Steve
Thasts a nice piece, well spotted, I concur with everybody else, as to Id, no need for any prep!
Regards to all who share the passion Mudbug...sTEVE
S.H.T-N
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Bow1980

Found three bits last saturday


A very small fish palate, which disintegrated, Small Ichthy vert and a small bit of shale with a humerus/femur? and some other bones. Pics as found with no prep

 

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plagistoma

Three Plesi verts found on Wednesday all a bit rotten


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and after a semi prep
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steve
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plagistoma
Two Ichy verts found today again fairly rotten also a chunk of Plesi bone (does not photograph well) and a large Coprolite.
 

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steve

 
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Bow1980
Good haul of verts Steve, I'll be down on Saturday but don't think the tide will still be low enough to pick some up for myself.
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plagistoma
Two finds from today,Ichy rib and Plagiostoma.
 

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steve
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