The Dinosaur Coast’s 127 to 140-million-year-old dinosaur tracks are found in the intertidal Broome Sandstone along the Dampier Peninsula coastline.
There are several things you can do to ensure they remain here for future generations:
- Do not clear sand from the tracks
- Do not step in or on the edges of the tracks
- Do not drive over the tracks
Sometimes the tracks are covered by the ocean tide. At other times, the tracks are buried or partially hidden by sand. These are naturally occurring coastal processes. If you find your favourite tracks deep under sand, leave them there and have a look along another section of the beach – you may find tracks you have not seen before.
Occasionally you may find a small team of DCMG volunteers/scientists cleaning and drying tracks. This is done only when the tracks are being documented for the scientific purposes. Repeatedly cleaning out sand wears away the tracks.
If you see any suspicious activity, such as people trying to remove tracks, immediately ring the Broome Police on 08 9194 0200 and alert the DCMG on 0400 769 019.