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rab7ies
cheers dave,only couple of dog walkers around who wondered who the crazyman was, crawling along the beach!
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urchins............sternotaxis 7aug_018.JPG   echinocorys bits 7aug_019.JPG ...more urchin bits incl whole very worn one 7aug_020.JPG ...urchin spine imprints 7aug_001.JPG  7aug_002.JPG  7aug_006.JPG  tubercle and spine imprint 7aug_007.JPG  tubercle 7aug_008.JPG ..brachnipod 7aug_010.JPG ...another shell 7aug_012.JPG ...shelly bits 7aug_015.JPG ...sponges 7aug_021.JPG ...shell imprint 7aug_014.JPG 
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ryanc

You get some nice shell's plus a hell of a lot of echinoids from that beach - to my knowledge thats pretty unusual abundance in flint.


I wonder if it's because of a difference in the ancient environment or a difference in how these fossils got preserved?

 

Over in hertfordshire we get a lot of sponges but any fragment of shell is rare - even impressions and I have never seen an echinoid from here despite having an abundance of local flint?

 

Regards,

 

Ryan
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rab7ies
hi,yes there does seem to be alot of flint fossils,tho i know nothing about where in the country the flint was washed there from.The beach is about a mile in length and covered in mainly flint,would be interesting if anyone knows whereabouts the fossils are likely to have come from(there are literally thousands of sponges and i only pick a few up)..thanks...p.s its strange you dont have echinoids if you have so much flint.
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spider
I think you should change your name to the urchin king, nice finds and well doneThumbs Up 
Have a nice day :0)
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rab7ies
lol ,thanks spider. 
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Naze Dave
Nice haul once again,
Thanks
Dave
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