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henryrb
Hello,


Today I went to Hooken Cliff looking for fossils and would like some help identifying some of these. I know roughly the sort of fossils they are I believe them to be oysters, bivalves and brachiopods. But some more specific ID would be very helpful.


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Brittle Star
Hi

Sorry some are only partial shells I have no idea of exactly what they are.
The others are not clear, one maybe a sponge impression.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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andy333
Hi,

1. looks like modern oyster
2. looks like modern oyster
3. partial inoceramid bivalve from the middle chalk
4. modern scallop
5. don't know
6. don't know
7-11. various pieces of oyster from the upper greensand (albian)

There is not much to be found at the Hooken at the moment, very sparce.  
Crossing the eyes and dotting the teas.
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henryrb
Thanks for the reply's,
any idea why Hooken is so bare at the moment?

[smile]  
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andy333
Lack of falls mainly, scouring tides removing talus and smaller blocks. What was available has been collected. I did notice that the beach has dropped by a couple of feet recently.
I would like some cenomanian bed C blocks to come down as they are full of phosphatic ammonites. 
Crossing the eyes and dotting the teas.
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henryrb
Thanks, any idea when this aria may become full of fossils ones again? [smile] 
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DorsetJack
You'll have to wait till the fat lady sings... [wink]
The one thing you will get from breaking rocks with a hammer is a lot of broken rocks...
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