Welcome to my personal palaeontology blog Jurassic Finds. The place to be to read my views about the latest palaeontological fossil discoveries. I hope you will all enjoy reading this blog and what it has to offer. I started this blog to share the latest scientific dinosaur discoveries to inspire others to discover more about the Mesozoic era. Alongside covering the latest dinosaur discoveries the blog will also cover my palaeontological research, museum and field visits as well as anything else dinosaur related that I think may be beneficial to share.
My name is James and I am a 27 year old student palaeontologist who is currently studying a MSc in Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol. I have always been interested in dinosaurs ever since I was a child, following dinosaurs through film, media and of course palaeontology.
Working in vertebrate palaeontology has always been my dream career ever since I was a child and I am thrilled to say that I am on the research steps to making this career dream become a reality. As well as running this blog I am also a writer/contributor for The Jurassic Park Podcast, and take part in online engagement with the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World fandom. A lot of my work has involved taking part in Podcast episodes within the Jurassic Podcast fandom. You can check out my writers contributions for the Jurassic Park Podcast website here.
I have extensive volunteer Museum outreach experience. This has included engaging the public with palaeontology at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for their 2017 Pliosaurus! Exhibition. I have also volunteered with Dinosaur Isle Museum and done many outreach workshops with The Bristol Dinosaur Project at Bristol Museum and in schools.
Since I started Jurassic Finds back in January 2018 the blog has been very well received. The blog has seen over 9,000 readers as of July 2020 from across the globe and I have been very happy with the positive reactions I have received from those who have read my posts so ‘Thank You’.