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15 09, 2018

A View of the Jurassic Coast

By | September 15th, 2018|Geology, Main Page, Photos|0 Comments

Viewing the “Jurassic Coastline”

The famous “Jurassic Coast” stretches for 95 miles (155 kilometres).  It runs from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset and the layers of sedimentary rock record approximately 185 million years of Earth’s history. This coastline on the English Channel was designated at England’s first UNESCO natural World Heritage Site back in 2001 and although it attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every month during the summer, there are still quiet parts to be explored and enjoyed.

A View of the Jurassic Coast Towards Burton Bradstock East of Lyme Regis

Heading east from Lyme Regis to Burton Bradstock.

The view towards West Bay and Burton Bradstock.  A beautiful day on the UNESCO World Heritage site, the “Jurassic Coast”.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The photograph shows a section of the sandstone cliffs that lie to the east of Seatown in Dorset, the view shows West Bay and on the far right the sheer sandstone cliffs of Burton Bradstock can just be made out.

What a terrific view, this area of southern England may attract huge numbers of visitors every year, but there are still some areas, especially those more difficult to access parts of the coastline, that can provide opportunities to have a small section of a UNESCO World Heritage site, all to yourself, for a few minutes at least.

15 09, 2018

A Beautiful Marine Reptile Model

By | September 15th, 2018|General Teaching|Comments Off on A Beautiful Marine Reptile Model

Wonderful Model of a Pliosaurus

Our thanks to the model collector and prehistoric animal fan who sent in a picture of a wonderful marine reptile diorama.  The figure in question is a model of the fearsome, carnivore Pliosaurus.  The artist (Martin Garratt), has done a splendid job in making a prehistoric animal model that costs just a few pounds into something truly unique and spectacular.

Prehistoric Pliosaurus Model Display Piece

Marine reptile model on display.

A marine reptile model prepared for a display.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To help depict the model in a dynamic swimming pose, the sculptor moulded a support and incorporated this into the base by making it look like an irregular section of the sandy seabed the marine reptile was cruising past.  The fine details on this display piece help to reflect the quality of the craftsmanship involved.  The sculptor has even created a coiled ammonite shell and added it to the seabed.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We enjoy seeing pictures of prehistoric animal dioramas and we get lots sent into our offices.  We look at every one, pictures of dinosaur models created by children as well as museum quality dioramas such as this one created by a professional artist.”

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