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Pliosaur Skull by richard edmonds

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Explore score
0.16 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 22, 2009
Date taken
Sep 04, 2009

The fossilised remains of a huge Pliosaur, one of the largest marine predators to live in the Jurassic sea.

The measured skull is 2.1 m long but fully assembled, it would be about 2.4 m and was recovered from a cliff fall over a period of about 5 years almost entirely by a single fossil collector. The beast was found near Weymouth in Dorset.

The bones are encrusted with oysters and tubeworms that colonised the skeleton as it lay on the sea floor.

This specimen will be studied, prepared and then displayed at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. This is just one of a number of specimens that are being purchased with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund under their Collecting Cultures programme. Match funding was provided by Dorset and Devon County Councils.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 159 megapixels (14351 x 11149 pixels)
Input images: 25 (5 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 73.7 degrees wide by 57.3 degrees high (top=6.1, bottom=-51.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 100 IS
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-09-04 14:24:30 - 2009-09-04 14:26:00
Aperture: f/5.8
Exposure time: 0.125
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 100.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 35.3 to 62.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 32.3 to 35.8 percent
Computer stats: 1023.23 MB RAM, 1 CPUs
Total time 1:32:52 (3:42 per picture)
Alignment: 4:16, Projection: 4:37, Blending: 1:23:58

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