Saturday, 2 January 2016

Dorset cliff-fall sees fossil hunters race to find remains of ancient creatures


Fossil hunters race to a Dorset beach after a Christmas cliff-fall revealed the remains of hundreds of ancient creatures
Dozens of fossil hunters have raced to a Dorset beach after a cliff fall over Christmas revealed the remains of hundreds of ancient creatures.
-Dorset cliff-fall: Fossil hunters turn up in West Dorset village to try and finParts of the Jurassic cliffs in the village of Charmouth washed into the sea last week, paving the way for bones, which are millions of years old, to come to the surface.
And as word has spread about the discovery of the remains, fossil hunters have turned up in the West Dorset village to try and find their own souvenirs.
They have been scouring the shoreline hoping to find old remains washed up by the sea.
However, most of the fossils are just a few centimetres long, although some found have measured a couple of feet in size.
Tony Gill, who runs Charmout Fossil Shop, told the Western Morning News: ‘I looked across the beach and realised it looked -READ MORE -http://www.westfieldtimes.com/uk/dorset-cliff-fall-sees-fossil-hunters-race-to-seek-out-stays-of-historic-creatures/57436/

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