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  Ravenoville Plage

june 2007
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june 2007

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Location description

At the French north coast near Ravenoville Plage you can find fossil bivalves from the Jurassic period. Especially the bivalve Gryphaea is very abundant.

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Added by: janus1000 on 23-11-2017

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The site is located in the north of France, about 30 kilometers southeast of Cherbourg. This beach is known as "Utah Beach" where the allied forces landed on D-day in the second world war.

Begin looking for fossils at the beach near the Le Comoran campsite. Than walk 200 meters to the southeast. With outgoing tide you can collect the fossil bivalves between the recent shells on the beach.

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Many large and complete Gryphaea arcuata (bivalves) are found.

Bivalves Gryphaea sp. Photo: © N. Edeling

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Thanks to Niek Edeling for sending this description.

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