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pauledevans

Hey, so, in parallel to my thread of finds, I’d forgotten to post these. The scouring tides over night last weekend resulted in a bunch of significant cliff falls. In the rubble of one, I found these tracks…

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…the tracks were between 2cm and 3.5cm across, some running in parallel. I wondered whether some might have been made by ammonites rolling along in the silt, but as you’ll note, there’s no ammonites present.

Any thoughts on what might have created them? 

Hard to tell precisely where the shales came from, but I guess either the Black Ven or Belemnites beds.

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Rhaetianpenarth207
Really interesting find! I’m stumped but my guess would be possibly a marine reptile tail dragging in the silt. I think you should show it to an expert or the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. They could possibly ID it for you.
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Rolo
Burrows?
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Rhaetianpenarth207
Which side of Charmouth was this found?
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pauledevans
Which side of Charmouth was this found?


East, within the first mile of cliffs.
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Rhaetianpenarth207
Thanks. Stonebarrow hasn’t had a fall in ages!
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