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South Wales Annual Weekend Field Trip Details and Tickets Now Available
Apr15

South Wales Annual Weekend Field Trip Details and Tickets Now Available

Rockwatch Welsh Weekend Field Trip  16 – 17 July 2022 We’re excited to share more details about the forthcoming Rockwatch Weekend Field Trip to South Wales and you can now book to come! It promises to be a weekend full of coastal geology around the Cardiff area.  All this for just £2.50 per person. What are you waiting for?  Find out more and Book...

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A Fossily Good Time at Lowewood Museum
Apr11

A Fossily Good Time at Lowewood Museum

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a day of fossil fun on Friday. lowewood-museum-filling-plaster-fossils ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 14 Filling the plaster cast - making dinosaur fossils Rockwatchers had a fantastic day with the Lowewood Museum and Rockwatch team on Friday 8 April. It was so good to meet you face to face again during the Easter holidays. Inspired by some real fossils from the collection at the Museum,...

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Katie’s Belemnite Bullet
Oct01

Katie’s Belemnite Bullet

Often found digging in the gravel at home, Rockwatcher Katie has discovered that her fabulous find is a Belemnite, a bullet-shaped part of an extinct squid that thrived in our ancient seas. Rockwatch Ambassador, Michael, confirms that Katie’s fossil, “is a piece of fairly large Jurassic Belemnite”. So, what’s a Belemnite? Belemnites were an extinct marine animal that looked very like a modern-day squid except that they also had an...

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Ancient sea predator had giant head
Sep15

Ancient sea predator had giant head

It’s not every day that scientists are lucky enough to discover a brand new species let alone new genus – or category of living things which share common characteristics. So when they do, there’s understandably a bit of a buzz around the story. Science writer, Rachel Fritts reports that findings of a brand new ancient sea predator have been unveiled with a massive head which would have ruled the bottom of the oceans...

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Could Ben have Discovered a New Carboniferous Crustacean Species?
Sep01

Could Ben have Discovered a New Carboniferous Crustacean Species?

On a recent family field trip to Berwick-Upon-Tweed in Northumberland, Rockwatcher Ben unearthed not one but two fossil finds from the same boulder. The first of these, probably a tooth, is fairly typical of the kind of fossil found on Northumberland’s beaches. With the geology of Berwick-Upon-Tweed being formed of Carboniferous rocks mostly comprised of sandstone and limestone, this area is known for brachiopods, crinoids, corals and...

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