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Ichthyosaur skeleton safely extracted in Dorset

Posted on 06/01/2014 at 2:22pm.   Tags: .   Comments: 0 Comments.

A near-complete fossilised skeleton discovered in Dorset has been painstakingly saved from the risk of damage, with workers spending eight hours removing it before another Christmas storm set in. Measuring around 5ft, the fossilised ichthyosaur skeleton was discovered on Boxing Day at the base of Black Ven in Charmouth and was celebrated as one of the greatest finds along the famed Jurassic Coast; it is believed to be one of just a handful of Ichthyosaur skeletons found on the coast in the last decade, providing all the more reason to [...] Read more...






 


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