Posted by: Alan Kearsley-Evans | February 14, 2012

A mini Jurrasic park (without the velociraptors)!

Next time you are having a picnic or going for a paddle at Fall bay take a few moments to look closely at the rocks on either side, it might surprise you!

Once you have spent a frustrating few minutes seeing nothing other than rock you will start to notice small pieces of fossilised shell and coral poking out.

The rocks along the south Gower coast are limestone which formed in a Mediterranean style sea many millions of years ago. Limestone is mainly made up of the compressed remains of sea creatures, usually squashed so small they can no longer be recognised but occasionally if you’re lucky you get to see what used to live here along time ago!


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