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Dig Deeper - Monstrous Creatures of The Sea

Dig Deeper – Monstrous Creatures of The Sea

Dig Deeper: Monstrous Creatures of The Sea is an interactive digital excavation that takes us into the ground and beneath the waves to meet the marine creatures that inhabited the waters a hundred million years ago when the mighty dinosaurs ruled the land. Examine fossils found on the seafloor, and solve a 100-million-year-old underwater crime. Who and what killed the Erongasaurus?

This exhibition is in English.
Existing translations: Swedish

Let's help Dr. Scott Hocknull find fossils buried deep in the soil and explore a real dig site from Queensland, Australia brought to you by our Inside Explorer 3D technology. Paleontologist Dr. Hocknull is there to guide your visitors down to the very bones of two prehistorical sea monsters. With the help of fossils and 3D technology paleontologists of today can rebuild the face and bodies of extinct species and create 3d replicas of what these monstrous creatures might have looked like. Turns out Platypterygius has dorsal and tail fins just like sharks and dolphins of today.

At Glance

  • An interactive experience to boost your existing prehistoric exhibit.
  • Helps kids comprehend the life of a paleontologist.
  • Real fossils in vivid color are created using the combination of surface photogrammetry models and CT data.
  • Fully turnkey.
  • Partnership with Project Dig, which is a ground-breaking five-year partnership between Queensland Museum Network and BHP to digitally unlock the knowledge held in their State collection.

Featured in the Exhibition

Platypterygius – broad-finned ichthyosaur

Platypterygius was a dolphin-like marine reptile living in the Eromanga Sea in Australia during the Early Creataceous. Platypterygius reached a length of about 7 metres. It had a long snout and a powerful finned tail.

Eromangasaurus – Eromanga Sea elasmosaur

Elasmosaurus was one of the largest plesiosaurs (marine reptiles), living during the late Cretaceous period. Elasmosaurus would have had a streamlined body with paddle-like limbs, a short tail, a small head, and an extremely long neck. The neck alone was over 7 meters long. Elasmosaurids were well adapted for aquatic life and used their flippers for swimming.