Its that time of year again when big seas ravage the Jurassic Coast! Gale force winds drive the waves in against the cliffs,mudslides and mudslips.Fossil material is washed out onto the beaches to be saved before being taken away for ever by the sea and destroyed.You need to be dressed well for the stormy weather.The best tools are your eyes looking along the beach painstakingly searching for fossils.The best time to look for fossils is at low tide -keep away from the dangerous cliffs.If you have taken a hammer with you and know what your looking for ,then safety spectacles and sturdy gloves are recommended.See our YouTube video below to look at the fossil finds from the storm!Jurassic Coast Fossil Finding is the video name, and these fossils were saved!
Fantastic Fossil Photos On Instagram .
A few weeks ago i joined Instagram.This is a service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately.A good number of "fossilists"have shared some wonderful photographs of their fossil finds on Instagram.
Recently i uploaded an ammonite nodule,i had found when out fossil collecting.The fossil is filmed with the round part of the nodule showing in my hand.I then flip the stone over to reveal the ammonite inside the stone.I stipulate in the video description that" i can`t believe its flipping Thursday already."Its certainly true the weeks just fly by these days.The ammonite flipping phase certainly seems to be growing on Instagram every Thursday.If the trend continues in the next weeks the Fossil Flip Thursday Hashtag should see a lot more entries.
I have told people that flipping your fossil over a bed or cushion is good practice.Luckily so far i have managed to catch all my fossil specimens.Please follow us on Instagram @brandonfossils and you can see all our fossil videos there.The video directly below this text is one of the nodules that i have also shared on YouTube for people to view.
I am a fossil walk guide on the jurassic coast.