Corals Bryozoa & Sponges

The waters along the Beaumaris coastline 5.5 million years ago were warmer than today and supported a wide variety of corals, bryozoa and sponges. The corals below are from Beaumaris Bay.

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                               Branched sponge stem in Beaumaris Sandstone.

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A boulder of calcium phosphate rock from the Fyansford Formation exhibiting Placotrochus deltoideus (right) and Bryozoa (left).

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              Hornera foliacea , Bryozoa and Bathyactis  beaumariensis

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                   Deltocyathus sp.                                            Unknown

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                         Unknown                                      Section of branched Coral

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      Truncatoflabellum gambierense                                       Unknown

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                            Graphularia “Sea Pen”

The last known specimen in Victoria was found in 1861 at Bird Rock Torquay (Oligocene)

 

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