|this is the cliff that looked interesting|
Today we put the rock on the table and banged it open with a hammer. Inside were shells, crystals and well, rock. My favourite shell was a spiral half shell, half crystal fossil.
|the shell limestone looks like this|
The fossils we found were covered in sand and/or rock and were mostly gastropods and pelecypods. Fossils are formed when an animal or plant dies and the bones and teeth are buried under sand or mud. The fossilising process takes thousands of years. It’s quite common to find an unfinished fossil.
|this is how it looked up close|
|examining a fossil|
I thought finding the fossils was very interesting and I’m going to keep looking for more fossils.