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The Jurassic Coast is a fossil hunters’ paradise

The Jurassic Coat in England is a natural wonder, serving as a paradise to fossil hunters. The Telegraph explains how it came to be. The coast is considered the birthplace of palaeontology, the science of fossils, which first attracted popular interest in the 19th century. Around 140million years ago, this area of

Giant 150-million-year-old sea monter found

The giant 2.4m long skull of a pliosaur has been found along the UK's Jurassic Coast. Palaeontologist Richard Forrest told the BBC: "I had heard rumours that something big was turning up. But seeing this thing in the flesh, so to speak, is just jaw dropping. It is simply enormous." Pliosaurs were

Ink extracted from 150 million years old squid fossil

This just blows my mind: Palaeontologists have found a Jurassic-era squid fossil that is so well preserved they were able to extract ink from it. The fossil, thought to be 150 million years old, was found when a rock was cracked open, revealing the one-inch-long black ink sac. A picture of the

Ancient riverbed found under English Channel

An ancient river bed that has been unseen for 185,000 years has been found in the English Channel during an underwater mapping survey intended to be completed for the 2012 Olympics. The mysterious river bed cuts through bedrock at the bottom of the ocean and is eight miles long, ranges between

Plesiosaur fossil found on Britain’s Jurassic Coast

The remains of a 12ft long plesiosaur have been found by a fossil hunter in Britain. The creature lived in the English Channel 200 million years ago. Detailed examination of the bones revealed teeth marks from where a predatory dinosaur would have feasted on the carcass of the "lake monster". Richard Edmonds,