Long-exposure view of Dinosaur Cove by moonlight. The streaks in the sky are star trails created by the long time exposure. Dinosaur Cove, near Cape Otway, southern Australia is the world's first mine developed specifically for paleontology, normally the scientists rely on commercial mining to make the excavations. The site is of particular interest as the fossils found date from about 100 million years ago, when Australia was much closer to the South Pole than today. .