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  Orkney
  Great Britain

Added:
august 2006
Last Modified:
august 2006







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Finds

Fossil fish remains, in the exposed Sandwick fish beds. Several species of crossopterygians, placoderms, acanthodians, and lung fish have been found.

In Yesnaby you can also find Stromatolites (blue-green algae that grew in the lake that covered Orkney 350 million years ago). Sometimes in the cracks you can find tiny, blue-grey snails from the spray zone about fifty metres above sea level and feed on lichen.

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Other locations in the area

Fossil location: Achanarras quarry
Fossil location: Spittal quarry
Fossil location: Thurso East
Fossil location: Thurso West
Museum: Archie Sinclair Fossil Centre
Museum: Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre

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Thanks to Melanie Wilson for sending this description.

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