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Hampshire UK

Kimmeridge – fossils and rockpools

kimmeridge-alex-and-jacksonWe have just had a great wildlife weekend in Dorset. On Friday afternoon we visited Kimmeridge bay to have a look for some fossils. We’ve been here a few times before and it’s always a good spot to hunt for fossils on the Jurassic coast. It was hot and sunny and we found a few ammonites and some beautiful fossils that looked like seaweed.

kimmeridge-plant-fossilAfter a while we got so hot that we wanted to cool off and as it was low tide we went to see what the rock pools offered up. We waded into some and quickly found some shrimps and a couple of blennies and some crabs. There were anenomes waving their tentacles in the water too. We had to retreat quite quickly as the tide started to come in really fast.  Great fun though.



Author: Jackson

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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