16 Jan 2013

Hail on bladderwrack and a belemnite graveyard.

Not a promising day for a trip to the beach - the undercliff was an endearing mix of snow and mud. The white stuff was even lying on the beach. Snow on Fucus vesiculosus:
At first it seemed a barren day. The snowy shingle made it hard to pick out any fossils but after a while I got my eye in and spotted a heavily weathered belemnite:
And, lying in plain view a nice fat little 3d brachiopod which are a rarity here in Runswick, but ten a penny in the shale of Whitby East Cliff:
A lovely Cleviceras...
And a section of belemnite graveyard that had come down in a recent cliff-fall.

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