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There are many people that need thanking for many reasons, all of which are given below. If you think I have forgotten anybody, then please e-mail me and I will include them.
   

  • Mr Parris, my tutor at Hardenhuish Secondary School, for being there throughout my secondary education, even when I was a berk.
  • Dr Dave Martill of The University of Portsmouth, for getting me interested in the subject of Isle of Wight dinosaurs.
  • Professor Mike Benton of The University of Bristol, for information and support.
  • The University of Portsmouth and the University of Bristol, without whom this website would not be up-and-running.
  • Mr Paul De La Salle, for his photographs of his extensive collection, and support during DinoWight's troubled times.
  • Mr Nick Oliver, for Neovenator information and support during DinoWight's troubled times.
  • Mr Bob Loveridge of The University of Portsmouth, for information and his wonderful photographs of some of his models.
  • Mr Steve Sweetman of The University of Portsmouth, for information about his finds.
  • Dr Lorna Steel of Dinosaur Isle, for information about her new pterosaur.
  • Mr Langan Turner, for information and photos of his Leptocleidus.
  • Mr Denver Fowler, for information on palaeoecology, amongst other things...
  • Mr Remmert Schouten, for support, information and contacts.
  • Ms Sandra Chapman of The Natural History Museum, London, for allowing access to specimens.
  • Mr Darren Naish of The University of Portsmouth, for information and "encouragement".
  • Mr Grim Styles, for support in the early days of DinoWight.
  • Miss Carolyn Staehle, for her picture of the polacanthid skull.
  • Mr Paul Glover of Neovenator.org, for use of pictures in his collection.
  • M. T. Keesey, of The Dinosauricon, for demonstrating how to do a no-frills dinosaur website, with proper scientific information on it, for adults.
  • The creators and researchers of DinoData, for featuring in-depth, actually scientific data on dinosaurs for adults.
  • Miss Hannah Tibbs, for being lovely and wonderful and lovely.
  • Mr Alex Morgan, for acting as chauffeur during my last big research trip on the island.
  • All the staff at Dinosaur Isle, Dinosaur Farm Museum and The Fossil Shop, for being VERY helpful, and allowing me to dismantle their display cabinets at a moments notice!
  • Miss Jeannie Liddington, for providing accommodation for my last few trips.
  • Mr Trevor Dykes, for supporting DinoWight from the early days, and being the first to plug the site on his own website.
  • The Isle of Wight Index, for being the first website on the Island to support DinoWight, and for the wonderful things they had to say about it, which really made my day.
  • The local collectors, for all the nice thing they say about me!
  • Bernie Fishnotes, for technical, moral and physical support.
  • Mr Adam Smith, for support during DinoWight's troubled times, pictures and persuading me to do something useful on the Internet, and to use my own drawings.
  • The Captain, Mr Ben, Mr Hector and Miss Chris "LIP-KIN!", for support, friendship and amusement.
  • All the fossilhunters I met on the island, especially Mr Mick Green, and all the holidaymakers for making me feel like an expert!
  • Southern Vectis buses, especially the driver who waited for me at Blackgang Chine when I was photographing exhibits at the Fossil Shop. Shame they're so expensive, though...
  • The SVPCA fieldtrip website, for providing vital information about the Island Geology.
  • Mr Johnny Ball, Televisual Science Teacher, for getting me interested in science as a child.
  • Jean Luc Sala and Emmanuelle Zicot, for letting me fill their book on Isle of Wight dinosaurs with science
  • My old Primary school teacher, Miss Olive, who many years ago got me interested in dinosaurs by reading to us Megs Eggs, a book about a friendly witch who magics up some eggs for breakfast, from which dinosaurs hatch and cause lots of outdated trouble (the Diplodocus lives on a pond, harasses the ducks and eats all the pondweed). Still a great book, buy it for your children if they are aged 2-7, or if you want it for yourself
   

 

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