Monday, 13 January 2014


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These fossils were also present at Bracklesham bay, West Sussex on our recent fossil hunting trip.  They remind me of miniature unicorn horns as they look so delicate and beautiful.  They are in fact sea snails (gastropods) that lived during the Cretaceous period to recent age.

Turritella have a very distinctive corkscrew shell.  This long, slender shell is made of many small whorls which overlap.  These gastropods lived around sedimentary rocks in shallow water. They would have burrowed vertically into the sand with its corkscrew shell with the aperture of the shell just under the sand.

Fossils can be found up to 100 mm long and can be found world wide.  


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