Famous paleontologist at Caveworks Margaret River News
Over the next few weeks visitors to Caveworks and Lake Cave will have the opportunity to view renowned palaeontologist Gavin Prideaux at work in the onsite laboratory. Mr Prideaux’s work hit the international spotlight last year when he and his team discovered some of the world’s best examples of megafauna in three caves on the Nullabor Plain.
The remains of an array of now-extinct animals, including giant wombats, short-faced kangaroos and thylacines were described as finds of the century.
Continuing this work in a secret cave in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, Mr Prideaux seeks to uncover the unsolved mystery of exactly when and why megafauna became extinct around 40,000 to 50,000 years ago.