Mark Skeggs

Mark Skeggs

Bassaleg, South Wales
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Ammonite, Charmouth beach, England

The cliffs above the beach are a noted source of fossils from the Jurassic period. Fossil-hunters walk the beaches between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, but have to be wary of tides and landslips. The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site covers 3 g

Ammonites...

Ammonites are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus

Ammonite Fossils

Ammonite pavement in Lyme Regis, Dorset, Great Britain - a World Heritage Site. We went fossil hunting at Lyme Regis as kids! I took my husband a few years ago and we only found one fossil! I don't think he believed we used to find loads.

Marsdon Magna Marble -- Highly Polished, Embedded With UK Fossils Including British Ammonites -- Jurassic Period -- Approximately 200 MYO -- Fossils Direct

This is so beautiful Marsdon Magna Marble -- Highly Polished, Embedded With UK Fossils Including British Ammonites -- Jurassic Period -- Approximately 200 MYO -- Fossils Direct

fossil ammonites - natural fractal

I know it is not a Zentangle, but it could be! (fossil ammonites – It’s like the greatest natural fractal ever, or steampunk rock.

Titanites is an extinct cephalopod genus belonging to the subclass Cephalopoda and family Dorsoplanitidae, that lived during the upper Tithonian stage of the Late Jurassic,

Titanites is an extinct cephalopod genus belonging to the subclass Cephalopoda and family Dorsoplanitidae, that lived during the upper Tithonian stage of the Late Jurassic.

Fossil herrings from the Eocene Green River Formation of the western United States where Colorado, Utah and Nevada meet. Photo by Matt Friedman.

Fossil herrings from the Eocene Green River Formation of the western United States where Colorado, Utah and Nevada meet. Photo by Matt Friedman. These fossils are about 50 million years old.

And if 52 feet, 100 tons, and an 18 ton bite force doesn’t scare you, maybe this actual picture of a megalodon tooth will put this in perspective for you…

An "actual picture of a Megalodon tooth". Well, it IS an actual picture, but not an actual tooth. Megalodon was a prehistoric shark. Its teeth grew to be about the size of a large hand.