Took a walk along the #cliff at Barton-on-Sea this morning, here looking E towards Milford on Sea and Lymington. Coastal erosion is a big issue here, but collapses reveal frequent fossil bonanzas. There is a collection referred to as the ‘Barton Fossils’ on semi-permanent display at London’s Natural History Museum. The Barton clay is famous for its hundreds of different species of #shells, in particular, its #gastropods. The beds are also rich in sharks’ teeth, fish and mammal remains. #Sharks’ #teeth can be picked up from the foreshore at #Barton making this location ideal for all the family out on a #geology hunt. The sea all around was a gorgeous aquamarine colour. #Hampshire #NewForest #heritage #coast

October 13, 2016 at 01:30PM Took a walk along the #cliff at Barton-on-Sea this morning, here looking E towards Milford on Sea and Lymington. Coastal erosion is a big issue here, but collapses reveal frequent fossil bonanzas. There is a collection referred to as the ‘Barton Fossils’ on semi-permanent display at London’s Natural History Museum. The Barton clay is famous for its hundreds of different species of #shells, in particular, its #gastropods. The beds are also rich in sharks’ teeth, fish and mammal remains. #Sharks’ #teeth can be picked up from the foreshore at #Barton making this location ideal for all the family out on a #geology hunt. The sea all around was a gorgeous aquamarine colour. #Hampshire #NewForest #heritage #coast
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