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What Fossils can you find Whitby?
Dinosaur bone
(Whitby) - 2006

The Whitby Mudstone, Alum Shales are exposed on the highest part of the shore and at the cliff foot. These contain fossil wood and pyritic mudstone. It is full of poor grade jet (crushed) and Dacryomya ovum. Above this is the Cement Shales, overlain by the Dogger and Saltwick Formations. Further round below the coastguard station, the beds occasionally yield reptile remains.

Past the coastguard station, The Alum Shale member is rich with bivalves of Dacryomya ovum, Pleuromya sp and Ammonites both of Dactylioceras and Hildoceras. Many of the Ammonites have the middles missing. Reptile remains can also be found in the cliff face or washed out during high tides.

At the small bay, the Dogger formation reaches beach level. The famous Whitby plant beds here yields fossil plants of Williamsonia, Baieria, Coniopteris and Czechanowskia.

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