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.
Branched sponge stem in Beaumaris Sandstone.
A boulder of calcium phosphate rock from the Fyansford Formation exhibiting Placotrochus deltoideus (right) and Bryozoa (left).
Hornera foliacea , Bryozoa and Bathyactis beaumariensis
Deltocyathus sp. Unknown
Unknown Section of branched Coral
Truncatoflabellum gambierense Unknown
Graphularia “Sea Pen”
The last known specimen in Victoria was found in 1861 at Bird Rock Torquay (Oligocene)