Time to Scour the Beach

A number of our team members are spending the day at Charmouth, near Lyme Regis.  The predicted dry, warm Bank Holiday weather has drawn us to the south coast and we are going to be scouting around the beach looking for Ichthyosaur bones and Ammonites.

With a bit of luck we will find some interesting pieces.  The great thing about palaeontology is that unlike other forms of science you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment, just good walking shoes, waterproof clothing and some basic tools.  At Lyme Regis we don’t bother hammering away at the nodes that we find, we much prefer to scan the foreshore to see what time and tide has produced.

Depending on the tide time tables we will probably be out on the beach shortly after 9am and spend most of the day on them.  Our intention is to cover the area from Lyme Regis to Charmouth to see if we can find any vertebrate bones, our focus will be around Church cliffs, but we will probably go along the beach to Charmouth itself.  Should be a nice day for a bit of beach combing.

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