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Ancient fossils on Jurassic Coast, UK

Jurassic Coast, UKThe Jurassic Coast is a 150-kilomtere coastline in the south of England that is a unique place for all the lovers of history and geologists. This great coast landscape reflects 185 million years of geology and includes all three periods of the Mesozoic - Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. On this beach you can find different fossils of sea creatures, dating as much as tens or hundreds of millions of years ago. The picture of this unique historic landmark is also completed by the scattered around shell fragments from Roman times. Jurassic Coast is the first site in the UK, which was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We can truly understand why, as this place should be protected. It is impossible to compare particular aura of this place with energetics of popular resorts like Mission Beach or Punta Cana. Now scientists continue to find here the remains of dinosaurs, marine reptiles, ammonites’ cemeteries.

The location of the Jurassic coast is pretty easily accessible. Journey here won't be so challenging as way to Maya Bay or majestic Playa de Galpiyuri Beach. Jurassic coast can be find in the Okrombe Rocks area to the west of the Devon Styudlend Bay and Poole in West Dorset. This protected area in prehistoric times, namely, in the Mesozoic Era, was inhabited by about 100 species of dinosaurs. Such an accumulation of animals can be explained by the fact that this area is really geographically-advantageous position of the British Isles - between the two continents (Eurasia and North America) perfect for the survival of different species. According to scientists, this is where dinosaurs lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Some types of dinosaurs lived here are Megalosaur, Ksenposeydon, Iguanadon, Eotirannus, Tsetiozavr and other. 

Bones of ancient dinosaur

Jurassic Coast, UK

Within the coast also noted the presence of a large number of vertical rocks that quite significantly attract the interest of tourists to the area. The rocks are found along the whole coast, these rocks were formed from the Mesozoic era. The first discovery of the remains of dinosaur here were found in 1824 in Oxfordshire, for laboratory analyzes were able to identify the bones belonging megalosaur. Bones here are almost as huge as boulders in Koekohe Beach or Bowling Balls Beach.

Fossils of diffrent ages

  • Within the conservation area there are also fossils of Triassic age, they are concentrated in the area between the town and the city Lyme Regis.
  • Remains of the Jurassic period are often found in the area between the towns of Lyme Regis and Suenedge.
  • Ice Age fossils were found in the area from the Gulf Studland Bay to Poole harbor.

Throughout the Jurassic Coast there are formed the natural environment conditions that are made for the long-term preservation of bones and soft tissues of prehistoric animals. This place is very different from another world-known sight in England - popular Crosby Beach.


Numerous inhabitants of Jurassic Coast

In the town of Lyme Regis and Chemos many thousands of years ago were warmer tropical seas. All Jurassic Coast is often called ammonite coast, mainly because of Jurassic limestone and clay from which the shells of ammonites and sometimes bones of marine reptiles are washed to the surface.

Other local attractions include the White Cliffs  stretching along the English Channel. It has long been the beloved mining place for locals. Jurassic Coast is home for a large number of wild plants and insects.
Here you can meet the Devonshire butterflies, but animals usually avoid Jurassic Coast by contrast with Cow Beach in India or Spot Beach in Bahamas. Among the plants most notable are beautiful local wild orchids. Naturally, these sensational discoveries were great tourist attraction. Today on the Jurassic Coast a full tourist structure was created.