Dr John Long Interview (video)


Object Description

This video shows Dr John Long of Museum Victoria speaking about the fossil fish found at Gogo Station, Western Australia. 

Educational Value Statement

This video shows Dr John Long of Museum Victoria speaking about the fossil fish 'Materpiscis attenboroughi' found at Gogo Station, Western Australia. 

He describes about the process of extracting the fossils from the rock and their preparation and the important discoveries made.

Scientists at Museum Victoria have made a swag of spectacular fossil discoveries at Gogo, Western Australia including that of a remarkable 380 million year old fossil placoderm fish with intact embryo and mineralised umbilical cord.

The discovery, published in Nature and one of the most significant ever made by Australian scientists, makes the fossil the world’s oldest known vertebrate mother.

Catalogue Record


Format

Video,2.37 min.

Contributor

Creator:

Museum Victoria


Contributor: Long, John



Subject

Fossils, 5127
Fish, 6224
Sexual reproduction, 6486
Reproductive organs, 6628
Embryos, 9401


Placoderm
Paleozoic era
Materpiscis attenboroughi
Attenborough, David
Gogo Station
Western Australia
Palaeontologists
Kimberleys



Coverage

2008
AU
AU-WA


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