Dublin plesiosaur on the move

South Dublin City, 6.30am, Thursday the 10th of August – I clamber into the passenger seat of a 4X4 – destination London. My travelling companions are Colin in the drivers seat, and two suspiciously large boxes- a monster lurks inside – the skull of the Dublin plesiosaur. The plan is to transport the fossil plesiosaur …

Plesiosaur to go on display in Scarborough

A four metre long plesiosaur from Yorkshire known as the ‘Speeton Plesiosaur’ after the place where it was discovered, is now fully prepared from the rock and ready to be displayed in the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough, once it opens in 2007. The specimen is unnamed but certainly represents a new species of long-necked plesiosaur. …

Submarines nearly named after plesiosaurs says Submarine Museum, Gosport

An exhibit in the Submarine Museum, Gosport, England, reveals how submarines might have been named after extinct marine reptiles. The Inspecting captain of Submarine proposed the idea in 1902 but the suggestion was quashed by superiors. Seems a shame to me! The exhibit reads as follows (kindly transcribed by Simon. M. Clabby): Bacon and Dinosaurs!!! …

New plesiosaur mount unveiled at plesiosaur mini-symposium, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Centre

The unveiling of a new plesiosaur mount formed the highlight of a Mini-Symposium dedicated to plesiosaurs, held at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Centre, USA, last month (February 25th). Five Speakers presented talks at the event, discussing their research into plesiosaurs in the USA (pictured below alongside the new mount). The plesiosaur on display was discovered …

Lyme Regis plesiosaur sold at auction

The almost complete three-dimensional skeleton of a plesiosaur from the Lower Jurassic of Lyme Regis, the famous fossil-hunting spot in Dorset, England, sold at auction last December (2005) at a closing bid of £30000 (some web-sites report the figure as over £35000). The specimen was collected about 20 years ago and is estimated to be …